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Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Roma
Director Adolfo Aristarain
Year 2004
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 152'
  • Juan Diego Botto, Susú Pecoraro, José Sacristán
  • G: Adolfo Aristarain, Mario Camus, Kathy Saavedra
  • F: José Luis Alcaine
  • E: Fernando Pardo
  • DA: Jorge Ferrari, Juan Mario Roust
  • S: Daniel Goldstein, Ricardo Steinberg
  • P: José Antonio Felez, Adolfo Aristarain
  • CP: Tesela PC, Aristarain PC
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(…) A lot of people thought the name Roma, the one of the main character’s mother, was merely a simple mirror game with the word amor (love). In fact, after seeing the film –which yes, it’s a tribute to a mother figure…as well– you get the impression that the Roma of the title is really Argentina –or rather, the decadence of our small empire. Travelling with Aristarain through the half-century of history the character experiences is enough to realize that if Roma is actually telling a story, it’s one about a slow and coherent series of losses that range from personal to general. The film starts with Joaquín well into his sixties as he lives in Spain and tries to start his new novel –the hardest one to write: a sort of recap of his life. (…) In a scene that takes place in the Lugones Cinema at the San Martín Theater, a girl tells Joaquín that John Ford used to say he made westerns just to get the annoying critics –those who wanted to analyze his work– off his back and he was actually much more than that. Although the comparison might be bold, there’s no question that the line was a self-reference. And that Aristarain is still our very own John Ford. DL (“The decadence of the empire” in Clarín, 4/15/2004)


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