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Roma (2018)

Director:
Alfonso Cuarón
COUNTRY
Mexico/USA
GENRE
Drama
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Roma
RUNNING TIME
135 minutes
Producer:
Alfonso Cuarón
Gabriela Rodríguez
Nicolás Celis
Screenwriter:
Alfonso Cuarón


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Cleo Gutiérrez Yalitza Aparicio
Sofía Marina de Tavira
Antonio Fernando Grediaga
Fermín Jorge Antoniop Guerrero
Pepe Marco Graf
Sofi Daniela Demesa
Toño Diego Cortina Autrey
Paco Carlos Peralta
Adela Nancy García

 

Review

Middle-class life in early 1970s Mexico City is beautifully and unassumingly rendered by Alfonso Cuarón in this gem of a film. His obvious skill in directing a cast consisting of several untrained actors has given the film an intimate, personal quality that makes it feel like the main protagonist's video-diary. Some of the glimpses we get into the life of the more or less dysfunctional family for which she works are so painstakingly private that it's both an ordeal and a delight to watch. Still, there's nothing melodramatic or sensationalistic about Roma. It's just a solid piece of intelligent, sensitive filmmaking. Cuarón won Best Director at the 91st Academy Awards for his work, and the film was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Actress (Aparacio) and Best Supporting Actress (de Tavira).

Copyright © 02.05.2019 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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