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
The Paramount Theater