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Roma (2018)

R | | Drama | 21 November 2018 (USA)
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A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

Director:

Alfonso Cuarón

Writer:

Alfonso Cuarón
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yalitza Aparicio ... Cleo
Marina de Tavira ... Sra. Sofía
Diego Cortina Autrey ... Toño
Carlos Peralta ... Paco
Marco Graf ... Pepe
Daniela Demesa ... Sofi
Nancy García García ... Adela
Verónica García ... Sra. Teresa
Andy Cortés Andy Cortés ... Ignacio
Fernando Grediaga ... Sr. Antonio
Jorge Antonio Guerrero ... Fermín
José Manuel Guerrero Mendoza José Manuel Guerrero Mendoza ... Ramón
Latin Lover Latin Lover ... Profesor Zovek
Zarela Lizbeth Chinolla Arellano Zarela Lizbeth Chinolla Arellano ... Dra. Velez
José Luis López Gómez José Luis López Gómez ... Pediatra
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Storyline

The film's events take place in 1970 and 1971, predominantly in the Colonia Roma neighborhood of Mexico City. Cleo (named after the Cléo character in Agnès Varda's Cléo from 5 to 7) is a maid in the household of Sofia, whose household consists of her husband Antonio, their four young children, Sofia's mother, Teresa, and another maid, Adela. Antonio, a doctor, leaves for a conference in Quebec. Among scenes of Cleo's life with the family - her cleaning, cooking, taking the kids to and from school, serving them meals, putting the kids to bed and waking them up - it becomes clear that Sofia and Antonio's marriage is strained. After a brief return, Antonio leaves again, saying he is going to Quebec for a few weeks. In their time off, Cleo and Adela go out with their boyfriends, Fermín and Ramón, to the theater. At the entrance, Cleo and Fermín decide to rent a room instead of seeing the movie. Fermín, while naked, shows off his martial arts skill using the shower curtain rod as a pole. ...

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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There are periods in history that scar societies and moments in life that transform us as individuals.

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Drama

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Rated R for graphic nudity, some disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Mexico | USA

Release Date:

21 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roma See more »

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Dolby Atmos

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

To avoid a "subjective depiction" of the period, Alfonso Cuarón chose to shoot the bulk of the film in wide shots, slowing panning over a scene, taking everything in. See more »

Goofs

When Marina pulls in the new car, the concrete arch moldings that she demolished with the Galaxy the day before are intact. See more »

Quotes

Sra. Sofía: We are alone. No matter what they tell you, we women are always alone.
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The closing credits ends with a mantra from the Upanishads: "Shantih Shantih Shantih." This is also the closing line of the 1922 poem "The Waste Land" by T. S. Eliot. See more »

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Features La Grande Vadrouille (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Las Isabeles
Written by Luis Pérez Meza
Performed by Luis Pérez Meza
Published by Promotora Hispano Americana de Música, S.A. de C.V.
Courtesy of Warner Music Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
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Stunning and unforgettable...
9 October 2018 | by TimWil014-1See all my reviews

I saw Roma at a screening on Saturday night at MOMA in NYC.

This is an absolutely stunning, unforgettable film. Good God, Cuaron is a fantastic director. He's also the cinematographer and his superb work on this simply couldn't be improved upon. He has perfectly cast the film from top to bottom and has guided the non-pro who plays the lead to embody her character to an extent that is truly remarkable. I can't say enough about how moving an experience this film provides. And because I don't want to discuss the plot for spoiler reasons I'll end here. However I want to urge everyone to PLEASE see this in a cinema with a great sound system-the sound mixing alone is extraordinary. Like, give the sound mixer the Oscar, already. No other work could possibly come close to approaching this towering achievement.


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