The most personal project to date from director and writer Alfonso Cuarón, Roma chronicles a turbulent year in the lives of a middle-class family in 1970s Mexico City. Cuarón, inspired by the women from his childhood, delivers an artful ode to the matriarchy that shaped his world. A vivid portrayal of domestic strife and social hierarchy amid political turmoil, Roma follows a young domestic worker of Mixteco heritage, Cleo, and her co-worker Adela, also Mixteca, who work for a small family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma. A mother of four, Sofía copes with the extended absence of her husband; Cleo faces her own devastating news that threatens to distract her from caring for Sofía’s children, whom she loves as her own. While trying to construct a new sense of love and solidarity in a context of a social hierarchy where class and race are perversely intertwined, Cleo and Sofía quietly wrestle with changes infiltrating the family home in a country facing confrontation between a government-backed militia and student demonstrators. Filmed in luminous black and white, Roma is an intimate, gut-wrenching, and ultimately life-affirming portrait of the ways, small and large, one family maintains its balance in a time of personal, social, and political strife.
Two teenagers from different social classes see their girlfriends off to Italy for the summer and are then bewitched by an alluring Spanish woman whom they meet at a wedding. When she agrees to accompany them on a trip to the beach, the three form an intense and sensual bond that will ultimately strip them bare, both physically and emotionally.
Dr. Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission. Veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky is in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine mission, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving the two astronauts completely alone –tethered to nothing but each other, and spiraling out into the blackness…
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