Cleo is one of two domestic workers who help Antonio and Sofía take care of their four children in 1970s Mexico City. Complications soon arise when Antonio suddenly runs away with his mistress and Cleo finds out that she's pregnant. When Sofía decides to take the kids on vacation, she invites Cleo for a much-needed getaway to clear her mind and bond with the family.
There are periods in history that scar societies and moments in life that transform us as individuals.
Did You Know?
To avoid a "subjective depiction" of the period, Alfonso Cuarón
chose to shoot the bulk of the film in wide shots, slowing panning over a scene, taking everything in. See more
Reflection of a few members of the crew is visible during dolly shot as Cleo walks to the movie theater with the family. See more
We are alone. No matter what they tell you, we women are always alone.
It looks like the credits are freeze frame. The only thing that moves during the credits are the passing of two airplanes. The clouds don't move during the entire credits. See more
Written by Álvaro Carrillo
Performed by Ricardo Rojas Pérez, Arturo Acosta Carrillo, Vicente Cervantes Martínez
Published by Editorial Mexicana de Música Internacional, S.A. de C.V. See more