Roma
 
 

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, Mexico 2018
135 mins. Spanish and Mixtec dialogue with English sub-titles

WINNER : BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM AT 2019 OSCARS

WINNER : BEST DIRECTOR AT 2019 OSCARS

WINNER : GOLDEN LION AT 2018 VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

 
Summary:
 
Cleo is one of two domestic workers who help Antonio and Sofía take care of their four children in 1970s Mexico City. Complications soon arise when Antonio suddenly runs away with his mistress and Cleo finds out that she's pregnant. 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. Roma finds writer-director Alfonso Cuarón in complete, enthralling command of his visual craft - and telling the most powerfully personal story of his career.
 
What the Critics say:
 
"'Roma' is thrilling, engrossing, moving and just entirely amazing, an adjectival pileup of wonder. He has reached back into his own childhood to create an intensely personal story."  (Peter Bradshaw - The Guardian)