Genre: Drama. Dir: Alfonso Cuarón. Country: Mexico/USA. English subtitles.
Winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and nominated for Best Feature Film, Roma follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighbourhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, director Alfonso Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s.