Cleo is one of two domestic workers who help Antonio and Sofía take care of their four children in 1970s Mexico City. Complications soon arise when Antonio suddenly runs away with his mistress and Cleo finds out that she's pregnant. When Sofía decides to take the kids on vacation, she invites Cleo for a much-needed getaway to clear her mind and bond with the family.Written by
The scene in which Cleo is turning off the lights contains 45 different camera positions. See more »
Soon after returning from their New Year's celebration, the family is sitting around the dining room table and Toño and Beto are talking about Super Bowl V. Toño says, "The Cowboys won because Baltimore got cocky." Baltimore actually won 16-13. See more »
The closing credits end with "Shantih Shantih Shantih," the conclusion to every mantra in the Upanishads, a collection of 108 Hindu scriptures. "Shantih" was referenced several times in Alfonso Cuarón's earlier film, Children of Men (2006). See more »
Every single frame of this film is brilliant. It's not just his use of long takes -- it's HOW he uses long takes. It's not just his inclusion of non-actors -- it's the dignity with which they move on screen. 10/10.
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