Roma

2019 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Directing, and Best Cinematography

R, 135 minutes

 

The most personal project to date from Academy Award-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien), ROMA follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s. (2018, Alfonso Cuarón, Mexico/U.S., Spanish with English subtitles, 135 min, R, DCP)

“Stunning in black and white, the film contemplates the ways in which Cleo’s bond with her employers can seem almost familial and the ways in which it emphatically isn’t. She is both never alone and always alone.” — Linda Holmes, NPR

“A masterful achievement in filmmaking as an empathy machine, a way for us to spend time in a place, in an era, and with characters we never would otherwise.” — Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

“Cuarón has composed some of the most stunning shots and sequences in film history, and it would be a sin not to see this on the big screen, if possible.” — Yolanda Machado, L.A. Weekly


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