Roma (CTC)

Roma movie poster

Winner of three Academy Awards: Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Foreign Language Film.

In 1970s Mexico City, two domestic workers help a mother of four while her husband is away for an extended period of time.

The most personal project to date from director and writer Alfonso Cuarón, Roma chronicles a turbulent year in the lives of a middle-class family in 1970s Mexico City. Cuarón, inspired by the women from his childhood, delivers an artful ode to the matriarchy that shaped his world. 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 neighbourhood of Roma. 

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.

Filmed in luminous black and white, Roma is an intimate, gut-wrenching and ultimately life-affirming portrait of the ways, small and large, one family maintains its balance in a time of personal, social and political strife.

★★★★★ "a film of constant compassion and absolute humanity...It is filmmaking of the highest order." - ABC RADIO

★★★★★ "a true work of art... Roma is Cuarón’s masterpiece" - ROLLING STONE

★★★★★ "thrilling, engrossing, moving – and just entirely amazing" - GUARDIAN

★★★★★ "cinema at its purest and most human" TIME OUT

★★★★1/2  "if ever a film deserves to be seen on a big cinema screen, it’s 'Roma'." - DAVID STRATTON

★★★★1/2 "There is quite simply no other film like this being made right now" - NZ HERALD

Cast: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey, Carlos Peralta

Director: Alfonso Cuarón


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Ticket Prices

  • 2D screenings:
    Adults $12 • Seniors $11 • Children (aged 3 to 12) $10 • Two movies same day/person $20 - includes tea or coffee (3D films excluded)
  • 3D screenings:
    All tickets $13 or $45 for family of four (max two adults, children aged 3 to 12)
  • NT Live:
    Adults $25 • Seniors $23 • Full-time students/children $15 • Student groups (10+) $12 each
  • MET Opera:
    Adults $28 • Seniors $23

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