A vivid portrayal of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil, Roma follows a young domestic worker Cleo from Mixteco heritage descent and her co-worker Adela, also Mixteca, who work for a small family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma. A mother of four, Sofia copes with the extended absence of her husband, Cleo faces her own devastating news that threatens to distract her from caring for Sofia’s children, whom she loves as her own. While trying to construct a new sense of love and solidarity in a context of a social hierarchy where class and race are perversely intertwined, Cleo and Sofia quietly wrestle with changes infiltrating the family home in a country facing confrontation between a government-backed militia and student demonstrators. Winner of the Golden Bear at the 2018 Venice Film Festival.
Roma is nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Actress - Yalitza Aparicio, and Best Supporting Actress - Marina de Tavira.