Alfonso Cuaron is a master storyteller, Academy Award-winning director, and the man behind masterpieces such as Y Tu Mamá También, Gravity, Children of Men, and perhaps more importantly, the (uncontested) best Harry Potter movie (Prisoner of Azkaban, of course). In Roma, he tells a different story. His own.
Building on events from his childhood, he tells the story of a young domestic worker in the Mexico City’s Roma neighborhood. You get tales of class struggle, family dynamics and sexism in 1970s Mexico City.
The first hour is slow but so beautiful. All it does is prepare you for the events to come, and those who stick it out will be handsomely awarded.
This is a stunning, wise and deeply personal movie. It’s everything we should ever ask from filmmakers at their prime.