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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. ...

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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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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:

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Dolby Atmos

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2.35 : 1
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Alfonso Cuarón's first film since Gravity (2013). See more »

Goofs

On the scene previous to the attack on the students, the camera travels along several military vehicles, many of them bearing a very contemporary FORD logo on the radiator screen. then slows to show a VW Safari from the right era. 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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References The Firemen's Ball (1967) See more »

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Improvisación Trompeta
Performed by Alfredo Pino
Produced by Camilo Froideval
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A slice of life
9 November 2018 | by stevewilliams27See all my reviews

I've seen the word immersive thrown around, and yes this is an immersive slice of life in 60s/70s Mexico City or thereabouts. You feel like you are are there and these are real people going about their lives, and you're just watching from the sidelines. Cuaron can really pull you in like that. The problem is that once you're there, it's kind of boring. Unremarkable dialogue, plot....this movie plods along and then ends and yeah you may have seen some peoples lives as they were at a particular time and place, but did you need to?

Don't get me wrong, the quality of the film is top notch. Cinematography is awesome as usual. How the sound played across the room in the theater was pretty cool. Some parts here and there are really good. I understand why there are great reviews, but what we have here is a movie for cinephiles. Still better than Widows though.


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