Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio) is a young domestic worker that works for a family in the upper middle class colonia Roma, Mexico City. In this love letter writen to the women that raised him, Cuarón took inspiration from his own childhood to paint a realistic and moving portrait of the domestic conflicts and social hierarchies that sorrounded the political climate of the 1970's.
“Alfonso Cuarón’s neorealist drama about a family in early-’70s Mexico City is a luminous vision that insists on floating above its characters.”
— Owen Gleiberman : Variety.
“The wonderful and revealing, Cuarón’s opus is familiar even to those who were born in the other side of the border.”
— Claudia Puig: Remezcla
“The sumptuous film, based on Cuarón’s own childhood, reverberates not only with innocence but with the awful intuition of its collapse.”
— Anthony Lane: The NewYorker
“Roma’ assembles its narrative out of small moments, as the director’s camera pans slowly through various scenes to soak in the distinctive locale, while dispensing tidbits of story details from unlikely places.”
— Eric Kohn: Indiewire