You are on page 1of 11

Alfonso Cuarn

By: Angela Bauza

Alfonso Cuarn

Born: November 28, 1961 Mexico City Alfonso Cuarn Orozco is a Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer and editor, best known for his films A Little Princess, Y Tu Mam Tambin, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Children of Men. Upcoming movie: Gravity

Films By: Cuaron

1998 Great Expectations

A Boy and His Shoe (in production)

2013 Believe (TV movie) (filming) 2013 Gravity (completed) 2007 The Shock Doctrine (documentary short) 2007 The Possibility of Hope (video documentary short) 2006 Children of Men 2006 Paris, je t'aime (segment "Parc Monceau" / as Alfonso Cuaron) 2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2001 Y Tu Mam Tambin

1995 A Little Princess


1993 Fallen Angels (TV series) Murder, Obliquely (1993) 1991 Love in the Time of Hysteria 1983 Vengeance Is Mine (short) 1983 Who's He Anyway (short) 1983 Quartet for the End of Time (short) (as Alfonso Cuarn Orozco)

Born Alfonso Cuaron Orozco on November 28, 1961 in Mexico City, Cuaron was part of a middle-class family as his father Alfredo was a nuclear physicist who worked for the United Nations. Less than five years later, Alfonso gained a younger brother in Carlos who would become a key collaborator as well as a filmmaker in his own right. The two would watch movies at an early age as they would accidentally discover art films such as Vittorio de Sicas Bicycle Thieves late one night that would be a key moment in their education through cinema. During the early 1980s when Cuaron was a student studying philosophy and filmmaking at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the Mexican film scene was emerging into its darkest period. http://thevoid99.blogspot.com/2012/05/auteurs-11-alfonsocuaron.html (thevoid99)

Gravity

his newest film Cuaron has been apart of the screenwriting, cinematography, directing, and editing. It stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

The Auteur

an interesting variety of films. Distinctive directorial style. Creating a diverse array of films ranging from fantasy, sci-fi, and sexual exploration Themes include children and family

He studied Philosophy at the National Autonomous University of Mexico as well as filmmaking at Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematogrficos.

A Little Princess

1995 Book adaption The film is a fantasy drama about family http://www.citypaper.net/blogs/criticalmass/ QUEUED-UP-Alfonso-Cuarons-A-LittlePrincess.html http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/a-littleprincess-1995 http://articles.latimes.com/1995-0605/entertainment/ca-9660_1_alfonso-cuaron

Children of Men
2006

Theme:

The future of the family http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/child ren-of-men-2007 http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/movies /2006/12/the_movie_of_the_millennium.ht ml http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0206634/plot summary

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


2004

Theme:

Family and Futures http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culture box/2011/07/the_real_wizard_behind_harr y_potter.html http://www.empireonline.com/interviews/ interview.asp?IID=1309

http://articles.latimes.com/2004/jun/13/en

tertainment/ca-dargis13 http://www.beyondhollywood.com/deltoro-cuaron-and-inarritu-partners-up-withuniversal/

Related Interests