United Kingdom, United States | 2006 | Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso (Y Tu Mamá También, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) Cuarón’s last completed film (his long-delayed, multimillion-dollar Gravity is due later this year) is one of the best movies of the 2000s. It’s a dystopian sci-fi fantasy set in 2027, when the UK is a police state overrun with refugees, and humans teeter on the verge of extinction after two decades of infertility. Clive Owen plays a government bureaucrat who is kidnapped by a rebel immigrant group and charged with escorting a special young refugee through the war zone to safety. With Julianne Moore and Michael Caine. The incredible cinematography is by Emmanuel Lubezki (The Tree of Life, The New World).
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