Falling in Love with “Roma”

March 10, 2019

“She doesn’t have grand speeches, but in the end she’s someone who binds together an entire family.”  –Alfonso Cuarón, quoted by Marcela Valdes.

Oscar-award winning “Roma” is remarkable for many reasons–its focus on the life of a Mexican domestic worker, its meticulous recreation of a 1970s neighborhood in Mexico City, its muted but powerful evocation of political conflict, resonant soundtrack, and gorgeous black and white imagery.  But if you are anything like me, you don’t fall in love with a movie unless it touches your heart.

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