Roma – ***

Posted: December 17, 2018 in 2018, Drama, Mexico, XXX

This award-winning netflix original needs to be seen in theaters ! So, if you live near a movie theatre that shows it, go see it on a big screen.

The anticipation for this award wining drama was too high though and so, contrary to the advice of other movie lovers, I watched it on netflix, at home.

It’s a great movie. It’s about a maid in a Mexican household who ends up getting pregnant by her first boyfriend, who dumps her when he learns about her condition. She’s afraid to lose her job, but the woman she’s working for is also being cheated on and hasn’t seen her husband in ages.

That synopsis may not really be exciting story material, but that doesn’t matter. There are so many things happening in this tale that you will not get bored at all. The script has a lot of surprises in store. Dramatic scenes are followed by funny moments. Realistic situations lead towards moments of absurdity. It’s a slow movie and it’s long, but it’s all very exciting.

However, the MAIN reason to watch this movie is the cinematic photography. It’s all shot in black and white and with a wide lens. Every single scene (or frame even) can be paused, printed out and hung in any museum of photography around the world. It’s amazing. It’s like you go into a museum and watch a black and white picture come to life.

As soon as this movie is shown in a local theatre I will go see it again.

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