un cahier perlé

roma by alfonso cuaron


roma by alfonso cuaron. based on intimate memories of his childhood, especially cleo, the family’s nanny and housekeeper, who’s played by the luminous yalitza aparicio, a non-actor. a breathtaking, expansive film, beautifully shot, with wonderful details. the house, stunning soundscape, and street scenes reminded me of lahore. no wonder i loved mexico city. with some heartbreaking, hard to watch moments and a script that’s always interesting, shifting, multivalent. no music at all. the best film i’ve seen this year. written, directed, shot, co-produced and edited by cuaron himself. if only we could all recreate our childhoods with such haunting eloquence. on netflix.

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