Roma

In 1970s Mexico City, two domestic workers help a mother of four while her husband is away for an extended period of time.
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Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Cleodegaria “Cleo” Gutiérrez: Yalitza Aparicio
  • Sofía: Marina de Tavira
  • Toño: Diego Cortina Autrey
  • Paco: Carlos Peralta
  • Pepe: Marco Graf
  • Sofi: Daniela Demesa
  • Adela: Nancy García García
  • Teresa: Verónica García
  • Antonio: Fernando Grediaga
  • Fermín: Jorge Antonio Guerrero
  • Ramón: José Manuel Guerrero Mendoza
  • Ignacio: Andy Cortés
  • Profesor Zovek: Victor Manuel Resendiz Ruiz
  • Dra. Velez: Zarela Lizbeth Chinolla Arellano
  • Pediatra: José Luis López Gómez
  • Médico Residente: Edwin Mendoza Ramírez
  • Benita: Clementina Guadarrama
  • Político: Enoc Leaño
  • Beto Pardo: Nicolás Peréz Taylor Félix
  • Ove Larsen: Kjartan Halvorsen

Film Crew:

  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Skip Lievsay
  • Sound Designer: Craig Berkey
  • Writer: Alfonso Cuarón
  • Executive Producer: Jonathan King
  • Sound: José Antonio García
  • Original Music Composer: Steven Price
  • Production Design: Eugenio Caballero
  • Executive Producer: Jeff Skoll
  • Executive Producer: David Linde
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Andrew Caller
  • Producer: Nicolás Celis
  • Set Decoration: Barbara Enriquez
  • Costume Designer: Anna Terrazas
  • Music Supervisor: Lynn Fainchtein
  • Makeup Designer: Antonio Garfias
  • Script Supervisor: Natalia Moguel
  • Sound Designer: Ruy García
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Craig Henighan
  • Sound Editor: Steve Browell
  • Art Direction: Carlos Benassini
  • Associate Producer: Sandino Saravia
  • Art Direction: Oscar Tello
  • Sound Editor: Enrique Greiner
  • Thanks: Liboria Rodríguez
  • Producer: Gabriela Rodríguez
  • Camera Operator: Galo Olivares
  • Boom Operator: Ernesto Muñoz
  • Sound Effects Editor: Eric Dounce
  • Special Effects: Sergio Jara
  • Editor: Adam Gough
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Alex Vázquez
  • Associate Producer: Carlos A. Morales
  • Second Unit Director of Photography: Alejandro Chávez
  • Visual Effects Producer: Bryce Nielsen
  • Animation: Ezra Waddell
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Dave Griffiths
  • Hairstylist: Beatriz Vera
  • Hair Department Head: Atenea Téllez
  • Makeup Artist: Emma Canchola
  • Sound Editor: Liliana Villaseñor
  • Still Photographer: Carlos Somonte
  • Associate Producer: Alice Scandellari Burr
  • Sound Effects Editor: Luis Huesca
  • Visual Effects: Savio Adarsh
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Sergio Díaz

Movie Reviews:

  • knasil: One of the best movies I’ve watched in years. A masterpiece in every sense from the storytelling going through the production and ending with the masterful photography. It remainded me other such “childhood memories” masterpieces like Amarcord or even Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander. The movie shows a year (circa 1970) in the life of a middle class, intellectual family through the eyes of their domestic helper, Cleo. She comes from a small town, has an indigenous background and works for the family within one of these arrangements (common in underdeveloped parts of the world) where the worker is treated somewhere between older sister and slave. She is emotionally involved with the children in a reciprocal relationship but she still has to work with very few (if any) worker’s rights. The relationship is indeed complex and its treatment is the main strenght of the movie in my view.
    For those of us who where partly raised by these amazingly loving women the movie is an emotional tour-de-force.
    For the rest, the movie is a must. Please watch it.
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