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With his eighth and most personal film, ALFONSO CUARN (Children of Men) 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 (YALITZA APARICIO, in a revelatory screen debut), 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. Written, directed, shot, and coedited by Cuarn, Roma is a labour of love with few parallels in the history of cinema, deploying monumental black and white cinematography, an immersive soundtrack, and a mixture of professional and nonprofessional performances to shape its authors memories into a world of enveloping texture, and to pay tribute to the woman who nurtured him. Features 4K digital master, supervised by director Alfonso Cuarn, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack on the Blu-ray Road to Roma, a new documentary about the making of the film, featuring behind-the-scenes footage and an interview with Cuarn Snapshots from the Set, a new documentary featuring actors Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira, producers Gabriela Rodrguez and Nicols Celis, production designer Eugenio Caballero, casting director Luis Rosales, executive producer David Linde, and others New documentaries about the films sound and postproduction processes, featuring Cuarn; Sergio Diaz, Skip Lievsay, and Craig Henighan from the postproduction sound team; editor Adam Gough; postproduction supervisor Carlos Morales; and finishing artist Steven J. Scott New documentary about the films ambitious theatrical campaign and social impact in Mexico, featuring Celis and Rodrguez Nothing at Stake, a new video essay by filmmaker :: kogonada Trailers Alternate French subtitles and Spanish SDH for the film PLUS: Essays by novelist Valeria Luiselli and historian Enrique Krauze, along with (Blu-ray only) writing by author Aurelio Asiain Crdova and production-design images with notes by Caballero