Themes and symbolism in Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma

My love for Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma has veered into obsession. I have watched the film in full three times now and specific scenes many more times than that. I’m gobbling up articles and podcasts as fast as they’re being produced.

To capture the many ways Roma works its magic, I’ve decided to compile a list of the film’s thematic elements, recurring motifs, and symbolism, as well as some good old-fashioned trivia.

Please use the comment section to explore and challenge these items and to suggest your own.

Warning: This is a SPOILER zone. Don’t read on until you’ve seen the movie!

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