An indigenous domestic worker's journey inspires this intimate yet universal portrait of family, memory and love. From Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón.
Cast and crew
Marina de Tavira
The three Oscar wins don't lie with this semi-autobiographical gem. Alfonso Cuaron's intimate, black-and-white drama weaves the tale of an indigenous woman named Cleo who works as a maid and nanny for a middle-class family in Mexico City's Roma district.
Set during the 1970s, Cleo's story is one of day-to-day struggle as she gives her all for four children and a household that shall never truly be hers, all while trying not to be sidelined by her own trials and tribulations. Worse, unbeknown to Cleo her personal crises are on a collision course with a country about to explode into violent class conflict.
Who's in it?
Yalitza Aparicio as Cleodegaria "Cleo" Gutiérrez
Marina de Tavira as Sofia
Diego Cortina Autrey as Toño
Carlos Peralta as Paco
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