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roma by alfonso cuaron

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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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