Behind the Scenes at "Children of Men"

Children_of_men_1If you've seen the movie, you'll enjoy this cool inside look at the making of Alfonso Cuaron's Academy Award nominee, thought by many critics to be the best SciFi flick since Blade Runner. Juliane Moore, Clive Owen, Michael Caine (like you've never seen him!) star. It's 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind. Based on P.D. Jame's novel.


Children of Men -A Successor to Blade Runner

Childrenofmen2006janjj1 Alfonso Cuarón’s “Children of Men,” an electrifying and impassioned science-fiction film based on P.D. James novel, begins in the year 2027, women can no longer give birth; the world has fallen into disarray, stricken by nuclear war, , corrupt regimes and warring factions. Theo (Clive Owen), a former activist, is approached by his revolutionary ex-lover (Julianne Moore) with a favor:  He is to help the first pregnant woman in nearly 20 years reach a safe haven called the Human Project. 

Amid the impending doom of “Children of Men,” Cuarón with the help of Emmanuel Lubezki’s exceptional camerawork injects a strong undercurrent of hope, with message of faith, not necessarily in a higher power, but faith in a better tomorrow. . The film parallels the Christian nativity, though it does not specifically stay within the confines of that story. Cuarón achieves a great deal of spirituality without going too far.

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