Roma | 2018

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

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Main Plot

A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.


  • Yalitza Aparicio's character in Roma is a domestic worker named Cleo who becomes central to the family's story.
  • Marina de Tavira's character, Sofía, plays the mother of the main character and struggles with the challenges of family life.
  • Diego Cortina Autrey, a student activist, plays a supporting role in the plot of Roma, advocating for social change.


In the ending of Roma, Cleo, a domestic worker, experiences a traumatic event as she saves two children from drowning in the ocean. She is embraced by the family she works for, but her emotional journey continues as she returns to their home, symbolizing the complexities of her role in their lives. The film concludes with Cleo and the family sharing a tender moment on the rooftop, highlighting the bonds formed despite the social and economic divide between them.

Alfonso Cuarón