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Roma
Roma
Actors: Juan Diego Botto, Sus Pecoraro, Jos M. Sacristn, Vando Villamil, Agustn Garve
Director: Adolfo Aristarain
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
UR     2008     2hr 28min

Studio: Venevision Intl Films Release Date: 12/16/2008 Run time: 113 minutes

     
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Actors: Juan Diego Botto, Sus Pecoraro, Jos M. Sacristn, Vando Villamil, Agustn Garve
Director: Adolfo Aristarain
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Venevision
Format: DVD - Color - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 12/16/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 2hr 28min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Spanish
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

El Recordar Es Vivir..
El Ojo Detras Del Telon | Houston, Texas United States | 10/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Dicen que el recordar es vivir, pero yo siempre he dicho que no se puede vivir de recuerdos, al decir eso me contradigo al darle a esta película 5 estrellas ya que las merece, ROMA es la mejor película Argentina/española que he visto en mi vida.

La historia de un escritor quien tiene que escribir su biografía sin saber por donde empezar ya que a pesar de su edad su vida aun no empieza, así como todos aquellos quien como yo pensamos que cada amanecer no continua, si no empieza nuestras vidas, cada década es mejor que la pasada.

creo que para todo aquel quien quiere escribir guiones para película realmente esta es una buena historia que analizar, y para el que no, es una película que te pondrá a vivir, reflexionar, y pensar de donde venimos, porque estamos aquí, y para donde vamos.

Quizás una melodía para los que siempre hemos querido vagabundear un poco por el mundo y solo regresar porque lo deseamos, para bohemios de mi época y para todo aquel que ha querido ese viaje que no se atreve o no puede hacer ya sea por dinero o por el tiempo, o simplemente porque siempre se dice... el próximo año iré.

A mí me hizo sentir como aquella linda canción que dice..."No soy de aquí.. Ni soy de allá, No tengo edad ni porvenir y ser feliz es mi color de identidad"... se acuerdan? que lindo!

Así que este domingo prepara un buen vino tinto, pan y queso, o jamón porque no."
"The past is there, but you have to leave it there"
M. B. Alcat | Los Angeles, California | 01/15/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Roma" is a film about memories, the memories of an Argentinian writer that has lived in Spain for so long that he seems to be an Spaniard. Joaquín Góñez (José Sacristán), a prestigious novelist, hasn't allowed himself to think about Buenos Aires and his life there since the death of his mother. But now he needs money, and that is the reason why he decides to write an autobiography, something that forces him to remember.

Joaquín's editorial hires Manuel Cueto (Juan Diego Botto), a journalist and aspiring writer, in order to type whatever Joaquín writes, so that the book will be ready in less time. Manuel will be the recipient of some tips given by an old writer to someone that wants to become one, for example "Nobody can teach you how to write. The person that can write, writes". My personal favorite, however, was "Never stop writing, there will always be someone that writes worse" :)

The spectator will bear witness to Joaquín's life, because as he talks his words become images that we are able to watch and share. We will learn about the 60's and 70's in Buenos Aires, and of his life as the beloved only son of a widow, Roma (Susú Pecoraro). There are good memories, but also the kind of terrible moments lived by many Argentinian citizens during the dictatorship.

There are lots of movies, and nobody has time to watch all of them. This one, though, should be in your short list of foreign movies to see. "Roma" is not a classic, and doesn't have actors that are overly well-known in USA, the UK or Canada, but its director (Adolfo Aristarain) somehow managed to provide us with a vivid portrait of what a trip down memory lane is like. You feel that you know Joaquín, and that you have lived what he lived. You believe that you have lived in Buenos Aires, and will probably want to see how that city is like now. In a nutshell, you will think fiction becomes reality, at least during the 155 minutes that this film lasts.

On the whole, I can say that "Roma" is a film I really liked, and that I can easily recommend to others... Enjoy it!

Belen Alcat"
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G. Gonzalez Hermosillo | 04/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film is one that resembles pretty much the old school of cinema which prevailed in the late sixties and seventies in Europe. It is a very realistic and profound film, which invites any middle aged viewer to reflect deeply in the memories of his first stages on any one?s life. It is a very well recreated recount that realistically depicts the social atmosphere prevailing in Latin America in the late fifties and sixties, particularly on the terror brought about during those dark years when the military dictatorship was ruling Argentina. Contains an interesting philosophical message about the family relations between parents and children, postulating a poem on the early emotional reactions of a youngster. It would be easy for any one to identify itself with the main character of the film. An excellent film!!!!"