Roma – The Criterion Collection
With his eighth and most personal film, ALFONSO CUAR脫N (Children of Men) recreated the early-1970s Mexico City of his childhood, narrating a tumultuous period in the life of a middle-class family through the experiences of Cleo (YALITZA APARICIO, in a revelatory screen debut), the indigenous domestic worker who keeps the household running. Charged with the care of four small children abandoned by their father, Cleo tends to the family even as her own life is shaken by personal and political upheavals. Written, directed, shot, and coedited by Cuar贸n, Roma is a labour of love with few parallels in the history of cinema, deploying monumental black and white cinematography, an immersive soundtrack, and a mixture of professional and nonprofessional performances to shape its author’s memories into a world of enveloping texture,
and to pay tribute to the woman who nurtured him.
DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
- 4K digital master, supervised by director Alfonso Cuar贸n, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack on the Blu-ray