Alfonso Cuarón

Alfonso Cuarón Orozco (born 28 November 1961) is a Mexican filmmaker. Cuarón is the first Mexico-born filmmaker to win the Academy Award for Best Director. He has been nominated for Academy Awards in six different categories, a record he shares with Walt Disney and George Clooney. Cuarón has received 10 Academy Award nominations, winning four including Best Director for Gravity (2013) and Roma (2018), Best Film Editing for Gravity, and Best Cinematography for Roma. His other notable films from a variety of genres include the family drama A Little Princess (1995), the romantic drama Great Expectations (1998), the coming of age road film Y tu mamá también (2001), the fantasy film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), and the science fiction dystopian thriller Children of Men (2006).

Gravity (2013)

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Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  George Clooney  •  Ed Harris  •  Orto Ignatiussen

Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  George Clooney  •  Ed Harris  •  Orto Ignatiussen

Quantum of Solace (2008)

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Quantum of Solace continues the adventures of James Bond after Casino Royale. Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M interrogate Mr. White, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Mathieu Amalric  •  Judi Dench

Quantum of Solace continues the adventures of James Bond after Casino Royale. Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M interrogate Mr. White, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Mathieu Amalric  •  Judi Dench

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

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Year three at Hogwarts means new fun and challenges as Harry learns the delicate art of approaching a Hippogriff, transforming shape-shifting Boggarts into hilarity and even turning back time. But the term also brings danger: soul-sucking Dementors hover over the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Gary Oldman

Year three at Hogwarts means new fun and challenges as Harry learns the delicate art of approaching a Hippogriff, transforming shape-shifting Boggarts into hilarity and even turning back time. But the term also brings danger: soul-sucking Dementors hover over the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Gary Oldman

Children of Men (2006)

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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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Michael Caine  •  Julianne Moore  •  Chiwetel Ejiofor

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Michael Caine  •  Julianne Moore  •  Chiwetel Ejiofor

A Little Princess (1995)

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When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's creativity and sense ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Liesel Matthews  •  Eleanor Bron  •  Liam Cunningham  •  Rusty Schwimmer

When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's creativity and sense ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Liesel Matthews  •  Eleanor Bron  •  Liam Cunningham  •  Rusty Schwimmer

Paris, Je T'Aime (2006)

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Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include a pair of mimes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wes Craven  •  Alfonso Cuarón  •  Alexander Payne  •  Tom Tykwer  •  Sylvain Chomet  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Vincenzo Natali  •  Richard LaGravenese  •  Isabel Coixet  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Walter Salles  •  Bruno Podalydès  •  Oliver Schmitz  •  Gurinder Chadha  •  Nobuhiro Suwa  •  Daniela Thomas  •  Frédéric Auburtin  •  Christopher Doyle
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Axel Kiener  •  Julie Bataille  •  Bruno Podalydès

Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include a pair of mimes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen  •  Wes Craven  •  Alfonso Cuarón  •  Alexander Payne  •  Tom Tykwer  •  Sylvain Chomet  •  Gus Van Sant  •  Vincenzo Natali  •  Richard LaGravenese  •  Isabel Coixet  •  Olivier Assayas  •  Walter Salles  •  Bruno Podalydès  •  Oliver Schmitz  •  Gurinder Chadha  •  Nobuhiro Suwa  •  Daniela Thomas  •  Frédéric Auburtin  •  Christopher Doyle
CAST:  Steve Buscemi  •  Axel Kiener  •  Julie Bataille  •  Bruno Podalydès

Sólo con tu pareja (1991)

Tomás Tomás is a young yuppie playboy with a string of discarded girlfriends. But when Silvia, the victim of one of his adventures, tries to get revenge by typing "positive" on his AIDS test, Tomás experiences for the first time the realities of love and death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Daniel Giménez Cacho  •  Claudia Ramírez  •  Luis de Icaza  •  Astrid Hadad

Tomás Tomás is a young yuppie playboy with a string of discarded girlfriends. But when Silvia, the victim of one of his adventures, tries to get revenge by typing "positive" on his AIDS test, Tomás experiences for the first time the realities of love and death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Daniel Giménez Cacho  •  Claudia Ramírez  •  Luis de Icaza  •  Astrid Hadad

Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Gael García Bernal  •  Diego Luna  •  Ana López Mercado  •  Maribel Verdú

In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Gael García Bernal  •  Diego Luna  •  Ana López Mercado  •  Maribel Verdú

The Possibility of Hope (2007)

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A look at different matters of the world such as immigration, global warming and capitalism through the eyes of scientists and philosophers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
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A look at different matters of the world such as immigration, global warming and capitalism through the eyes of scientists and philosophers.  (more)

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Wanderlust (2006)

A look at the mystique of road movies, combining interviews, film clips, music, photography, literature and a narrative storyline featuring Paul Rudd and Tom McCarthy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shari Springer Berman  •  Robert Pulcini
CAST:  Allison Anders  •  Jeanine Basinger  •  Robert Benton  •  Karen Black

A look at the mystique of road movies, combining interviews, film clips, music, photography, literature and a narrative storyline featuring Paul Rudd and Tom McCarthy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shari Springer Berman  •  Robert Pulcini
CAST:  Allison Anders  •  Jeanine Basinger  •  Robert Benton  •  Karen Black

Great Expectations (1998)

Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, "Great Expectations" is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the surprising interactions of these ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Chris Cooper  •  Anne Bancroft

Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, "Great Expectations" is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the surprising interactions of these ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Chris Cooper  •  Anne Bancroft

Who's He Anyway (1983)

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DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
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Roma (2018)

In 1970s Mexico City, two domestic workers help a mother of four while her husband is away for an extended period of time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Marina de Tavira  •  Marco Graf  •  Diego Cortina Autrey  •  Yalitza Aparicio

In 1970s Mexico City, two domestic workers help a mother of four while her husband is away for an extended period of time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Marina de Tavira  •  Marco Graf  •  Diego Cortina Autrey  •  Yalitza Aparicio

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019)

An exploration of the history, artistry and emotional power of cinema sound, as revealed by legendary sound designers and visionary directors, via interviews, clips from movies, and a look at their actual process of creation and discovery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Midge Costin
CAST:  Walter Murch  •  Christopher Nolan  •  Ben Burtt  •  Ang Lee

An exploration of the history, artistry and emotional power of cinema sound, as revealed by legendary sound designers and visionary directors, via interviews, clips from movies, and a look at their actual process of creation and discovery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Midge Costin
CAST:  Walter Murch  •  Christopher Nolan  •  Ben Burtt  •  Ang Lee

Quartet for the End of Time (1983)

The story of a young man who lives alone in his house, and his indifference and solitude with the world around him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Angel Torralba  •  Ramón Barragán  •  Guillermo García Cantú  •  Mariagna Prats

The story of a young man who lives alone in his house, and his indifference and solitude with the world around him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Angel Torralba  •  Ramón Barragán  •  Guillermo García Cantú  •  Mariagna Prats

Behind the Scenes of 'Y tu mamá también' (2001)

On-set documentary about the making of the film "Y tu mamá también."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Manuel Hinojosa
CAST:  Daniel Giménez Cacho  •  Alfonso Cuarón  •  Gael García Bernal  •  Diego Luna

On-set documentary about the making of the film "Y tu mamá también."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Manuel Hinojosa
CAST:  Daniel Giménez Cacho  •  Alfonso Cuarón  •  Gael García Bernal  •  Diego Luna

Road to Roma (2020)

Director Alfonso Cuarón reflects on the childhood memories, period details and creative choices that shaped his Academy Award-winning film 'ROMA.'  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gabriel Nuncio  •  Andrés Clariond
CAST:  Alfonso Cuarón  •  Eugenio Caballero  •  Yalitza Aparicio  •  Marina de Tavira

Director Alfonso Cuarón reflects on the childhood memories, period details and creative choices that shaped his Academy Award-winning film 'ROMA.'  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gabriel Nuncio  •  Andrés Clariond
CAST:  Alfonso Cuarón  •  Eugenio Caballero  •  Yalitza Aparicio  •  Marina de Tavira

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (2022)

An enchanting making-of story told through all-new in-depth interviews and cast conversations, inviting fans on a magical first-person journey through one of the most beloved film franchises of all time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eran Creevy  •  Giorgio Testi  •  Joe Pearlman  •  Casey Patterson
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Emma Watson  •  Rupert Grint  •  Helena Bonham Carter

An enchanting making-of story told through all-new in-depth interviews and cast conversations, inviting fans on a magical first-person journey through one of the most beloved film franchises of all time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eran Creevy  •  Giorgio Testi  •  Joe Pearlman  •  Casey Patterson
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Emma Watson  •  Rupert Grint  •  Helena Bonham Carter

The Magic Touch of Harry Potter

A 2004 documentary on the first three "Harry Potter" films detailing the behind-the-scenes journey of making them.  (more)

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CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Chris Columbus

A 2004 documentary on the first three "Harry Potter" films detailing the behind-the-scenes journey of making them.  (more)

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CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Chris Columbus