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Roma (2018)

R | | Drama | 21 November 2018 (USA)
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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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Alfonso Cuarón and the Meaning of Memory

Alfonso Cuarón reveals how he turned his childhood memories into the Oscar-nominated film Roma.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yalitza Aparicio ... Cleo
Marina de Tavira ... Sra. Sofía
Diego Cortina Autrey ... Toño
Carlos Peralta ... Paco
Marco Graf ... Pepe
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 ... 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

Cleo is one of two domestic workers who help Antonio and Sofía take care of their four children in 1970s Mexico City. Complications soon arise when Antonio suddenly runs away with his mistress and Cleo finds out that she's pregnant. When Sofía decides to take the kids on vacation, she invites Cleo for a much-needed getaway to clear her mind and bond with the family. Written by Jwelch5742

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

There are periods in history that scar societies and moments in life that transform us as individuals.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic nudity, some disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Mexico

Release Date:

21 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roma See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,148,031
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X) (mainland China theatrical release)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

With Alfonso Cuarón's win, this marks the fifth time in the previous six years in which an Hispanic and Mexican filmmaker has won the Academy Award for Best Director. The previous being Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water (2017), Alejandro G. Iñárritu for The Revenant (2015), Iñárritu again for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) and Cuarón again for Gravity (2013). See more »

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The dining room chairs vary from scene to scene. See more »

Quotes

Dra. Velez: Mountains are old, but they're still green.
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Crazy Credits

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Featured in 2019 Golden Globe Awards (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphonie Fantasrique Op. 4 II Un bal
Written by Hector Berlioz (Public Domain)
Performed by Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
Conducted by Colin Davis (as Sir Colin Davies)
Courtesy of Universal Music Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
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Thought provoking film
27 December 2018 | by stefstarsSee all my reviews

This film was such a refreshing breath of air from everything that's been put out like the last 4 years or so. The story is touching, it's visually and aesthetically pleasing, and the acting is superb. The powerful scenes in the film can really grab a hold on viewers' emotions, especially from the female perspective. While the film takes place in Mexico, I think it's message is relevant to all Latin America. The symbolism that the director added in to foreshadow the events to come were amazing, done in such a subtle way that you're left thinking about it after the events they warn about take place. I've heard many say that one has to familiarize themselves with 1970's Mexico to fully understand this film. While I'm not up to date on my knowledge of this subject, I still was able to grasp the message and story the director was telling. It's the human experience for many really at the end of the day. Love this film and highly recommend it, worth every minute.


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