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Screen Talk: Alfonso Cuarón

We’re delighted to welcome Alfonso Cuarón to the BFI London Film Festival, to talk about his career and the making of Roma, his first film in 17 years set in his native Mexico.

Director, screenwriter, producer and editor Cuarón initially worked in television before moving into film with his 1991 feature debut, the AIDS-era satire Love in the Time of Hysteria. After moving to the US he earned both critical acclaim and commercial success with cinematic adaptations of classic novels A Little Princess (1995) and Great Expectations (1998). The smart and sexy Mexican road movie Y Tu Mamá También followed in 2001, propelling him to the front rank of international filmmakers. Cuarón then added a darker tone to the hugely popular series of big screen JK Rowling adaptations with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, before transforming London into a futuristic dystopia for 2006’s searing Children of Men. His technically innovative, visually sumptuous space thriller Gravity was awarded seven Oscars in 2014. As well as earning a Best Film Editing award, Cuarón became the first Mexican filmmaker to receive an Academy Award® for Best Director.

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See also Journey Gala: Roma

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