With films such as Y Tu Mamá También, Children of Men, and Gravity, Alfonso Curarón has demonstrated an uncanny ability to reflect on the human condition while offering boldly entertaining cinematic experiences. Shot on 65mm in black and white, the semi-autobiographical Roma, is Cuarón’s most personal film to date, an immersive, technically masterful, compassionate work that speaks directly to Mexican society.
Roma chronicles one year in the life of a middle-class family in 1970s Mexico City. Meticulously recreating the past—including the Corpus Christi massacre of 1971—Roma not only recalls the personal memories of the filmmaker’s youth but also the sources that have informed his uniquely spectacular brand of storytelling. Paying homage to the resilient women that helped shape the man he would become, Cuarón reminds us of the magic of cinema as both a mirror on our past and a window to a larger world.
|Country, Year||United States, 2018|
|Cast||CARLOS PERALTA, YALITZA APARICIO, MARINA DEO TAVIRA, MARCO GRAF, DANIELA DEMESA, ENOC LEANO, DANIEL VALTIERRA|
|Language||English Subtitles, Mixtec, Spanish|
|Runtime||135 MINS, 00 SECS|