Diego Cortina Autrey
Criterion collection volume 1014
The Criterion Collection
2 videodiscs (135 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet.
With his eighth and most personal film, Alfonso Cuaron recreated the early 1970s Mexico City of his childhood, narrating a tumultuous period in the life of a middle-class family through the experiences of Cleo, the indigenous domestic worker who keeps the household running. Charged with the care of four small children abandoned by their father, Cleo tends to the family even as her own life is shaken by personal and political upheavals.