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Alfonso Cuarón

Born: November 28, 1961, Mexico City, Mexico

Alfonso Cuarón Orozco is an Academy Award-nominated Mexican film director, screenwriter, and film producer, best known for, Children of Men, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Y tu mamá también, and A Little Princess. Cuarón was born in México City. 


He is the son of Alfredo Cuarón, a nuclear physicist who worked for the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency for many years.

He studied Philosophy at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and filmmaking at CUEC (Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos), a faculty of the same University. There, he met director Carlos Marcovich and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, and they made what would be his first short film, Vengeance is mine. The controversy caused by the fact that the film was shot in English was the reason he was expelled from the Film School.

He began working in television in Mexico, first as a technician and then as a director. Cuarón's television work led to assignments as an assistant director for several Latin American film productions including Gaby: A True Story and Romero, and in 1991, he landed his first big-screen directorial assignment.

In 1995, Cuarón released his first feature film produced in the United States, A Little Princess, an adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic novel. During his time studying in CUEC (Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos) he met Mariana Elizondo, and with her, he has his first son, Jonás Cuarón born 1981, in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico.

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Roma (2018)

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| 135 Min

In 1970s Mexico City, two domestic workers help a mother of four while her husband is away for an extended period of time.

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Gravity (2013)

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Academy Award® winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in this heart-pounding thriller written, directed and produced by Oscar® nominee Alfonso Cuarón and set in the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. Bullock plays a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with Clooney as a veteran astronaut in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving the two completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth...and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

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Children of Men (2006)

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In 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 childs birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.

79 2006 109
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Paris, je t'aime (2006)

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Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include a pair of mimes, a husband trying to chose between his wife and his lover, and a married man who turns to a prostitute for advice.

73 2006 120
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

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| 141 Min

Harry, Ron and Hermione return as teenagers for a third term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But Harry's fate, and that of the entire community of wizards, looks bleak when the infamous Sirius Black - convicted of abetting evil Lord Voldemort by killing 13 people with a single curse - escapes from prison. The only clue to where Sirius is headed: The Azkaban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep "He's at Hogwarts...He's at Hogwarts." Now, even within the walls of his magical school, Harry may not be safe from a convicted killer in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

78 2004 141
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And Your Mother Too! (2001)

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In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.

77 2001 106
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Great Expectations (1998)

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| 111 Min

Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, \Great Expectations\ is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the surprising interactions of these vivid characters, \Great Expectations\ takes a unique and contemporary look at life's great coincidences.

68 1998 111
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A Little Princess (1995)

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When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's creativity and sense of self- worth.

77 1995 97
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Love in the Time of Hysteria (1991)

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Tomás Tomás (Giménez Cacho) is a young yuppie playboy. Silvia (Liubomirova), the victim of one of his adventures, tries to get back at him by typing \positive\ on his AIDS test. Tomás, trying to end his life, meets Clarissa (Ramírez), a flight attendant, who is also trying to kill herself after finding out her fiance is having an affair.

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