ROMA
Narrative Feature | 135 minutes

HIFF 2018

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This film played at HIFF 2018
on 10/7/2018
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Directed By
Alfonso Cuarón

Produced By
Gabriela Rodriguez
Alfonso Cuarón
Nicolas Celis

Written By
Alfonso Cuarón

Featuring
Yalitza Aparicio
Marina de Tavira


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2018 | Spanish/Mixteco | Mexico

Inspired by the early 1970s Mexico City of his childhood, celebrated auteur Alfonso Cuarón (GRAVITY, CHILDREN OF MEN, Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN) returns with this semi-autobiographical look at a middle-class family making a life for itself within a time of political turbulence and patriarchal rule. Filmed on a giant canvas in 65mm and utilizing stunningly detailed black and white photography, ROMA recreates the world of his past with cinematic grandeur and vibrancy. Acting as his own cinematographer and working with a remarkable cast of largely unknown actors, Cuarón places the viewer in the middle of a world alive with the anxious energy of the period, while paying respect to the individuals who would help to shape his life.

> Selected as Mexico’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar®