Film Review: Roma (2018)

Director Alfonso Cuarón returns to his indie roots since 2001’s indelible Y Tu Mamá También with the sublime Roma. Filmed in black-and-white and set in 1970s Mexico, Roma follows the life of a young maid named Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio) as she serves the boisterous brood of a doctor and his unappreciated wife and navigates an unexpected pregnancy while civic unrest in the city reaches a breaking point. Themes of womanhood and motherhood are presented unflinchingly and heartrendingly as Cleo and Sofia (Marina de Tavira), the mother of the household, are mistreated, looked down upon, and forced into uncomfortable, desperate, or downright horrific situations by men and societal systems. Both women

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