I saw the film from Agnes Varda 'Cleo from 5 to 7' just before and I can see the influence. This film is beautifully shot and follows Cleo, a housekeeper, and the family she works for with all the life events and also the historical events happening along the way... Truly impressive!
The film cost $15M to make and they spent $25M on the Oscar campaign. I generally miss most of the Oscar bait movies each year because they tend to be inspirational. My favorite film of 2018 so far is 'Pity' by Babis Makridis. This is not a bad film, but you can see its intent.
I love how this film succeeds in making you feel like an observer, both of a piece of history as of an intense, hard life of a working class woman. The acting and photography are amazing and greatly aid in the immersive effect. Everything's just so subtle. I particularly thought the baby scene and beach scene were incredible. Wonderful film adhering to a more classic style. I'm surprised this is a Netflix production.
Beautifully shot and made to be completely believable in every aspect of execution - detailed set design, great acting, a plot that turns from the everyday life of a middle-class Mexican family to a heartbreaking demonstration of the struggles of their domestic worker due to class, racial and gender prejudice as well as the problems inherent to life and the time and place in which it is set (1970s Mexico).
Cuaron tries to do Tarkovsky but he sadly fails. The film is a mess - the pace is off, the editing is off, everything is miscalculated. Good characters but they are incredibly under developed. I don't even think it was short all that well. Disappointing, boring and try hard.
I haven't found this that glorious as it seems at first sight. Expected a more dramatic story but only in the last 20-30 mins. this really became emotional; the beach scene was truly special, for sure the most impressive moment in the entire film. I've appreciate this more for the creative process, the movie being beautifully shot in black and white. Great cinematography! 8.5/10.
I see Roma as a great success of perspective. We infer the story has been filled out, as witnessed by a child, of a carer who in turn has limited perspective of the life of her employer. That it also contains distance from her inner life and the politics of the time is the prickly part, and is the question I am still unpacking. The total environmental immersion of the film makes the grappling worthwhile.
Mediocre. Un'esca mediatica che urla "Datemi l'Oscar!" ad ogni cambio di inquadratura. Una dedica personale di un regista devoto da anni al cinema patinato hollywoodiano, che cerca di raccontare, con sostanziosa dose di autoreferenzialismi, un storia non così eccezionale come la macchina dei media tripla A tendono a raccontare.
8.5/10 There are movies which are known as great movies, not because of the story, but how its seen by the audience. Yes, the film doesn't have a very different, striking story. Transforming an ordinary subject into a deep and sophisticated film experience around a simple story is what makes this movie a great one. A portrayal of the complexity of life, filled with love and betrayal, with unfulfilled dreams
Adorei! Gostei muito da casa, detalhes, móveis, câmera e fotografia. Emocionante, chorei em 2 momentos. Conseguiu retratar de modo forte e ao mesmo tempo delicado um México não muito representado e um momento histórico. Achei a atuação da atriz principal incrível, passa muito a apatia de um nicho pouco mencionado e camuflado socialmente. Muito importante filmes como esse terem visibilidade em Hollywood!