DjangoUnleahs’s review published on Letterboxd:
It's hard to grasps how far Alfonso Curran has come to becoming a big-time auteur filmmaker. Seeing films like Y Tu Mamá También, the third Harry Potter movie, Children of Men, and Gravity shows that this guy is a force to be reckoned with. I have always looked at this guy to be one of the greatest filmmakers of our generation. Roma has confirmed that, big time.
Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio) is one of two domestic workers who help Antonio and Sofía (Marina de Tavira) take care of their four children in 1970s Mexico City. Complications soon arise when Antonio suddenly runs away with his mistress and Cleo finds out that she's pregnant. When Sofía decides to take the kids on vacation, she invites Cleo for a much-needed getaway to clear her mind and bond with the family.
One of the things about Alfonso Curran is that he is best known for long shots in his films. I love long takes in films because its a style of filmmaking that makes a movie cinematic. Most filmmakers like Martin Scorsese, Paul Thomas Anderson, Brian DePalma, and Stanley Kubrick use long takes enhance the story. Alfonso Curran is no exception.
There so many tracking shots and long takes in the film that I started to wonder how the filmmakers were to achieve this.