Children of Men
Director: Alfonso Cuarón Run Time: 109 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2006
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Pam Ferris
Screenwriters: Alfonso Cuarón, David Arata, Timothy J. Sexton, Hawk Ostby, Mark Fergus
Producers: Marc Abraham, Eric Newman, Hilary Shor, Iain Smith
Alfonso Cuarón transports us to a bleak near future in this poetic and seamless blend of science fiction, suspense, and human drama, based on the novel by PD James. 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 child’s birth may help scientists save the future of humankind. With flawless production design, moving performances, and astonishing cinematography, Children of Men is a dystopian masterpiece.