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Roma (2018)

16 | | Drama | 21 November 2018 (USA)
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A story that chronicles 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 Diego Cortina Autrey ... Toño
Carlos Peralta Carlos Peralta ... Paco
Marco Graf Marco Graf ... Pepe
Daniela Demesa 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.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

Spanish | English | Norwegian | Japanese

Release Date:

21 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Рома See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When the pro wrestler challenges his audience to copy his stance (standing on one foot with fingers crossed overhead), Cleo is the only one who manages to do so. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the film when the family is having dinner. The dinner plates they are using are of the "Flor de Otoño" pattern manufactured by Santa Anita, they started operations in 1991. See more »

Quotes

Cleo: I like being dead.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Features Op drift in de ruimte (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Yellow River
Performed by Christie
Written by Jeff Christie
La Fleur Music Ltd. represented by Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd.
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
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CUARON'S BEST FILM
21 September 2018 | by bluebonnSee all my reviews

Every single frame of this film is brilliant. It's not just his use of long takes -- it's HOW he uses long takes. It's not just his inclusion of non-actors -- it's the dignity with which they move on screen. 10/10.


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