A year in the life of a family in the Roma district of Mexico City during the early 1970s.

"Roma" looks like a deeply personal piece by the director. It's an introspective and attentive look at life in one household while reflecting wider society through the experiences of the maid. The opening sequence, a stone floor being washed with water, lays out the tone and pace of what is to come, as balance is sought between intimate details and the broader story. It works on an artistic level and those unfamiliar with Mexico could benefit from more narrative. Orale

Anne Murphy

Online Release 13th November 2018
Netflix 135 mins