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Semi-autobiographical drama from Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón chronicling a year in the life of a middle-class family in '70s Mexico City. Best Film winner at Venice Film Festival 2018.
A portrayal of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil, Roma follows young domestic worker Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio) and her co-worker Adela (Nancy García García) who work for a family in the neighbourhood of Roma. Mother of four, Sofia (Marina de Tavira), copes with the absence of her husband, Cleo faces her own devastating news that threatens to distract her from caring for Sofia’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 Sofia quietly wrestle with changes infiltrating the family home in a country facing political upheaval.
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Winner of the Golden Lion for Best Film and the SIGNIS Award (Cuarón), 2018 Venice Film Festival
- Alfonso Cuarón('Gravity', 'Y Tu Mamá También', 'Great Expectations')
Rating: M Violence, nudity, offensive language & content that may disturb
Spanish and English with English subtitles
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