Alfonso Cuarón

Closing Screening

Length: 135min

Country: Mexico


D, G, F: Alfonso Cuarón
E: Alfonso Cuarón, Adam Gough
DA: Eugenio Caballero
S: Sergio Díaz, Skip Lievsay, Craig Henighan, José Antonio García
P: Gabriela Rodriguez, Alfonso Cuarón, Nicolas Celis 
CP: Esperanto Filmoj, Participant Media


Netflix Inc.

Alfonso Cuarón has dedicated a nostalgic, beautiful and painful film to his own childhood. Even though it's based on his experiences growing up in the Mexico City neighborhood of the title, the main character and point of view is that of Cleo, the housekeeper of a home inhabited by four children, whom she loves as if they were her own, and their parents, a couple in the verge of breaking up. Each shot of Roma is a work of art in black and white but it shouldn't be compared to a still picture: it is pure cinema. Cuarón frames the film perfectly but also uses the internal movement within the shot to say something about the characters, and his huge aesthetic ambition doesn't demean its soulfulness –it enhances it. Joy and pain live side by side in Roma and the sense of humor that is sprinkled all over the drama is a key to the film's balance –as it is in life. 

María Fernanda Mugica

Alfonso Cuarón


2006 Hijos del hombre - Children of Men
2001 Y tu mamá también
1991 Solo con tu pareja

Born in Mexico City in 1961, he studied Philosophy and Film at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). He debuted in Hollywood with the feature film A Little Princess (1995), and won the Golden Globe and the Oscar for Best Director with Gravity (2013).


  • 13:00hs. Length: 135min

    Place: Auditorium Theater - Astor Piazzolla Room

  • 01:00hs. Length: 135min

    Place: Auditorium Theater - Astor Piazzolla Room


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