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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Won 3 Oscars. Another 243 wins & 214 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... Profesor Zovek
Zarela Lizbeth Chinolla Arellano Zarela Lizbeth Chinolla Arellano ... Dra. Velez
José Luis López Gómez José Luis López Gómez ... Pediatra

Director's Trademarks: The Films of Alfonso Cuarón

IMDb dives into the distinct trademarks of Alfonso Cuarón's directorial style to illustrate what Children of Men, Gravity, Y Tu Mamá También, and his latest, Roma, have in common.

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Storyline

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 Jwelch5742

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The scene in which Cleo is turning off the lights contains 45 different camera positions. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Benita: Mountains are old, but they're still green.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Features The Porky Pig Show (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Más bonita que ninguna
Written by Augusto Algueró and Antonio Guijarro
Performed by Rocío Dúrcal
Published by Warner Chappell Music Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
Courtesy of Universal Music Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
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CUARON'S BEST FILM
21 September 2018 | by bluebonnSee all my reviews

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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Country:

Mexico | USA

Release Date:

21 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roma See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,140,769
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X) (mainland China theatrical release)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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