- Roma (2004 film)
name = Roma
caption = Theatrical Poster
producer = José Antonio Félez
writer = Story:
Juan Diego Botto
José Luis Alcaine
editing = Fernando Pardo
released = Argentina:
April 15, 2004
September 18, 2004
runtime = 155 minutes
language = Spanish
amg_id = 1:310725
imdb_id = 0383862
Young journalist Manuel Cueto (
Juan Diego Botto) is sent by his publisher boss to help solitary novelist Joaquín Góñez ( José Sacristán) finish his long-overdue last book.
Brought out of his loneliness by the young man, Joaquín reminisces about his youth in
Buenos Airesand his intense relationship with his mother Roma.
Juan Diego Bottoas Manuel Cueto/Joaco
* Susú Pecoraro as Roma Di Toro
José Sacristánas Joaquín Góñez
* Agustín Garvíe as Joaco
* Vando Villamil as Áteo Di Toro
Marcela Kloosterboeras Reneé
* Maximiliano Ghione as Guido
* Marina Glezer as Alicia
Gustavo Garzónas Joaquín father
* Carla Crespo as Betty
Marcos Mundstockas Gustavo Smirnoff
* Raúl Rizzo as Doctor Cassano
* Jean Pierre Noher as Pando
* Alberto Jiménez as Publisher (son)
* María Galiana as Portera
Jane Darwellas Ma Joad (archive footage)
Henry Fondaas Tom Joad (archive footage)
Jonathan Holland, film critic for "Variety" magazine and reporting from the
San Sebastián International Film Festival, liked the film and wrote, "Argentine helmer Adolfo Aristarain turns a compassionate eye toward his own spiritual and political education in the rangy, quietly affecting and rewardingly intense "Roma," his most achieved work to date. Lengthy, but not over-long, rites-of-passage yarn takes one young man's life as the focal point for the struggles which tore Argentina apart in the late '60s and '70s, as well as being an homage to the dangerous pleasures of self-discovery. Film garnered positive reactions at home on its spring release and has the emotional coherence to strike universal chords offshore." [ [http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117924405.html?categoryid=31&cs=1&query=roma+Adolfo+Aristarain+review Holland, Jonathan] . "Variety," film review, July 15, 2004. Last accessed: February 17, 2008.]
The film premiered in Argentina on April 15, 2004. Later in the year it was presented at the
Donostia-San Sebastián International Film Festivalon September 19, 2004. In Spain it opened wide on October 1, 2004.
The picture screened at various film festivals, including: the
Seattle International Film Festival, United States; the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Brazil; the Toulouse Cinespaña Film Festival, France; and others.
Clarín Awards: Clarín Award; Best Film Actress, Susú Pecoraro; 2994.
Havana Film Festival: Audience Award, Adolfo Aristarain; Best Actress, Susú Pecoraro; Best Screenplay, Adolfo Aristarain, Mario Camus and Kathy Saavedra; 2004.
Argentine Film Critics Association Awards: Silver Condor; Best Actress, Susú Pecoraro; Best Director, Adolfo Aristarain; Best Film; 2005.
* Toulouse Cinespaña: Best Actress, Susú Pecoraro; Best Screenplay, Adolfo Aristarain, Kathy Saavedra and Mario Camus; "Violette d'Or", Adolfo Aristarain; 2005.
San Sebastián International Film Festival, Spain: Golden Seashell, Adolfo Aristarain; 2004.
* Argentine Film Critics Association Awards: Silver Condor, Best Art Direction, Jorge Ferrari; Best Cinematography, José Luis Alcaine; Best Costume Design, Valentina Bari and Kathy Saavedra; Best Editing, Fernando Pardo; Best New Actress, Marcela Kloosterboer; Best Original Screenplay, Adolfo Aristarain, Mario Camus and Kathy Saavedra; Best Sound, Daniel Goldstein and Ricardo Steinberg; 2005.
Goya Awards, Spain: Goya, Best Cinematography, José Luis Alcaine; Best Director, Adolfo Aristarain; Best Film, Best Original Screenplay, Adolfo Aristarain, Mario Camus and Kathy Saavedra; 2005.
* [http://www.cinenacional.com/peliculas/index.php?pelicula=3399 "Roma"] at the
* [http://www.lanacion.com.ar/Archivo/Nota.asp?nota_id=592451 "Roma"] review at "
La Nacion" by Diego Batlle sp icon.
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