A Film Club watch and long overdue.
Alfonso Cuarón is a masterful filmmaker. A Little Princess is a favourite from my childhood and Prisoner of Azakaban is the best HP film, don’t @ me.
Children of Men is so carefully crafted to maintain the tension of the bleak setting while also providing small moments of hope and levity. The small motifs like whiskey, cigarettes and shoes, are so minute but so vital.
Possibly the hardest part about watching this film is the underlying feeling of threat that, sadly, maybe we are not as far from a world like this as we hope.
I’m annoyed at myself for never watching this film before.
5/5 unfinished cigarettes.