CAST: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey DIRECTOR: Alfonso Cuaron ENDS 12/27
The most personal project to date from Academy Award (R)-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien), Roma follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s.
Cuarón has successfully captured a sense of time and place resulting in a film that is as gorgeous as it is poignant, making it a cinematic experience not to be missed.Paula Farmer, culturevulture.net
Alfonso Cuaron's poignant, neo-realist masterpiece that's best viewed in theaters.Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"Roma" had wrapped me in its spell that completely, it would be hard to imagine a more artful arthouse attraction.Bob Mondello, NPR