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NYFF 2018 Review: “Roma” (2018) ★★★★★


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With Y Tu Mama Tambien or Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón has already proven that he has no interest in conventional cinema. All that he pursues is human condition, feelings, experiences, hardships and the little nuances that can shed light on the broader personality of the characters he creates for his feature films.

Roma is an extremely nuanced film with so many little details that it creates the sense that you were watching a documentary film. Set in 1970s, the film focuses on the life of a middle-class family for a year living in Mexico City. Full of unique cinematic experiences, the movie navigates through the hardships of Sofia (Marina de Tavira) who is left at home by her husband, who’s on a business trip. Cleo is a live-in caregiver who is adored by Sofia’s children. Now finding herself pregnant, Cleo, same as Sofia, will have to learn to control her inner world to fulfil her temporary or permanent role of a single mother with striking details.

Roma is not only a visually stunning film, it is a real and honest portrayal of a semi-biographical film based on Cuarón’s childhood experience. Of course, going through the past can be a memorable and sometimes tough journey, but with Cuarón’s gentle touch, it has never been so pleasant, joyful and yet shockingly painful.

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