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Conferencia de prensa de Roma, de Alfonso Cuarón

En conferencia de prensa, Daniela Michel, fundadora y directora general del Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia (FICM), dio la bienvenida al elenco de Roma, conformado por Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Nancy García y Fernando Grediaga, y al director de la película, Alfonso Cuarón.

"Estamos realmente muy emocionados, porque esta película va a pasar a la historia del cine, así que es un momento histórico para este festival poder presentar una obra maestra cómo Roma", mencionó Daniela Michel en el Teatro Ocampo de la ciudad de Morelia.

Nancy García, Yalitza Aparicio and Alfonso Cuarón.

He mentioned that it was the same treatment for the sound and image production because he's never done "a film with as much information in its archives, because Roma is the biggest movie that Dolby Atmos has done, in a similar way that the work of image post-production in Technicolor, since it has also been one of the longest films ever made in terms of image production, but I was interested in those tools. Not only to make them grow, but to use them in a Mexican film," he concluded.

Roma is Alfonso Cuarón's most personal project to date. It narrates a turbulent year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the 1970s. Cuarón was inspired by the women of his childhood to produce an artistic ode in honor of the matriarchy that defined his life. Roma is a vivid portrayal of domestic conflict and social hierarchy in the midst of political turmoil. It follows a young Mixtec domestic worker, Cleo, and her colleague, Adela, also a Mixtec, who work for a small family in la Roma, a middle-class neighborhood.

Sofia has four children and manages to cover expenses during her husband's prolonged absence; Cleo receives devastating news that threaten to distract her from caring for Sofia's children, who she loves as if they were her own. Cleo and Sofia try to build a bond of love and solidarity in a context of social hierarchy in which the relationship between class and race is corrupt. At the same time, they silently fight with the changes that disrupt the family home in a country that is experiencing a confrontation between the army that's supported by the State and student protesters.

Filmed in a luminous black and white, Roma is an intimate, devastating and ultimately optimistic portrait of the efforts, big and small, a family makes to maintain its balance in moments of personal, social and political conflict.