37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024


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(L to R) Marco Graf as Pepe, Daniela Demesa as Sofi, Yalitza Aparicio as Cleo, Marina De Tavira as Sofia, Diego Cortina Autrey as Toño, Carlos Peralta Jacobson as Paco in Roma, written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Photo by Carlos Somonte

As a maid caring for four school-aged children in the middle-class Roma district of Mexico City in the 1970s, Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio) is used to going unnoticed and disregarded. When she finds herself overwhelmed by a sequence of startling situations, both political and personal, she is unprepared for independence and feels obliged to absorb the problems of others instead, remaining a passive figure in the events of her own life. In this autobiographically-inspired drama, director Alfonso Cuarón channels memories of his own childhood into a meditative look at family dynamics, Mexican social matters, and the ongoing march of time. This film was selected as Mexico’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.

Presented by Wells Fargo Bank N.A.

Supported by Watermark Design


Saturday, November 3


8:30 PM


The Paramount Theater

Film Info

Director: Alfonso Cuarón.

Runtime: 135 min.

Year: 2018

Country: USA

Language: Spanish

Accessibility: Subtitles

Featuring: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey, Carlos Peralta, Marco Graf, Daniela Demesa.