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Edition 2018

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Official Selection - Out of Competition

Crew:

Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Screenplay: Alfonso Cuarón
DOP: Alfonso Cuarón
Production: Esperanto Filmoj, Participant Media

Roma

A film by Alfonso Cuarón

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A story that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico city in the early 1970s. The movie follows Cleo, a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma. Delivering an artful love letter to the wowen who raised him, Cuarón draws on his won childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s.
  • Cast:

    Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Marco Graf, Daniela Demesa, Carlos Peralta, Nancy García
  • Original Title:

    Roma
  • Country:

    United States of America, Mexico
  • Year:

    2018
  • 135' Subtitles: English

Crew:

Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Screenplay: Alfonso Cuarón
DOP: Alfonso Cuarón
Production: Esperanto Filmoj, Participant Media

Director

Alfonso Cuarón

Born in 1961, in Mexico City,  Alfonso Cuarón helmed several movie and television projects before directing the erotic road film Y Tu Mamá También (2001). After taking the reigns as director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), he received further critical acclaim with his dystopic drama Children of Men (2006). Cuarón's internationally successful space-based tale, Gravity, was released in 2013. The film won seven Academy Awards in 2014, incuding two awards for Cuarón, for best director and film editing.
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