Roma (2018) is an intimate family drama, a wonderful mix of tragedy, comedy and absurdity. Written, directed, shot & produced by Alfonso Cuaron who reaches back into his own upbringing in early 1970's Mexico City to create an intensely personal story inspired by his family’s complex relationship with their beloved live-in maid.
Evocatively shot in black & white, Roma has been widely touted as one of the most beautiful films of the decade, winning over 170 awards, including 3 Oscars one of which was for "Best Foreign Language Film of the Year".
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.
Over a span of one long year--from the quadrennial 1970s World Cup to the blood-drenched Corpus Christi Massacre--the unforeseen and sometimes unbearable complications of love; a new life amid death, and an almost stubborn will to find good in evil, pepper Sofía and Cleo's daily routines. And before irrevocable transformations and startling revelations, life always finds a way.
Too good to miss on the big screen!
96% Rotten Tomatoes
Running time approx: 2 hours 15 minutes