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2018 | B/N | 135:00

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. 


Country:
Direction: Cuarón; Alfonso
Script: Cuarón; Alfonso
Production: Célis; Nicolás, Cuarón; Alfonso, Rodríguez; Gabriela
Photography: Cuarón; Alfonso
Sound: Díaz; Sergio, Henighan; Craig, García; José Antonio, Lievsay; Skip
Music:
Cast:Aparicio; Yalitza, Graf; Marco, Demesa; Daniela, Peralta; Carlos, de Tavira; Marina, García; Nancy
Art direction: Caballero; Eugenio
Participation year at FICM: 2018

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