Alfonso Cuaron - biography, date of birth, place of birth, filmography, clips.
Born November 28, 1961 - Mexican film director, screenwriter and producer.
Alfonso Cuaron studied Philosophy and Cinematography at the National University of Mexico City. After graduating, he worked on Mexican television, first as a technician and then as a director. Television work led him to be appointed as assistant director in several Latin American films (such as Gaby: A True Story and Romero), and in 1991 he made his big screen debut.
Solo con tu pareja (literally - "Only with your partner", the title of the rolled English version - Love during hysteria) is a black comedy about a businessman who thinks he is sick with HIV. The film became a huge hit in Mexico and was received with enthusiasm around the world. Director Sidney Pollack was so impressed by the film that in 1993 he invited Cuaron to film an episode of the Showtime production Fallen Angels; in addition to him, such directors as Steven Soderbergh, Jonathan Kaplan, Peter Bogdanovich and Tom Hanks worked on the series.
In 1995, Cuaron completed his first feature film released in the United States, The Little Princess, an adapted version of the classic novel by Francis Burnett. The next film was again a film adaptation - a modern version of "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens with Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert De Niro in the lead roles.
The next project that forced the director to return to Mexico was the film Y tu mama tambien (Y tu mama tambien) with Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna. This is a provocative road comedy about two teenagers traveling with an attractive married woman. An outspoken image of sexuality and a rather crude humor, along with politically and socially poignant statements, made the film an international hit and a favorite of critics. Cuaron shared an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay with co-writer and brother Carlos Cuaron.
In 2003, Alfonso Cuaron directed the third film in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Cuaron has faced criticism from some Potter fans who did not share his views on what this film should be. Unlike Chris Columbus, who shot the first two parts as close as possible to the book, Cuaron allowed himself a more aggressive adaptation - with a dark atmosphere, changes in the characters' clothes, several missed storylines, etc., which was a shock to many fans. Meanwhile, the author of the books, J.K. Rowling, has stated that this is her favorite film adaptation. As a result, the film was better received than its predecessors, and some critics noted that it was the first film to truly convey the essence of the novel.
Cuaron's latest project, Child of Man, is a critically acclaimed adaptation of FD James' novel starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore and Michael Caine and has received three Academy Award nominations. Cuaron himself received nominations for Best Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay.
He founded the film company Esperanto Filmoj, which has been involved in the production of popular films such as Pan's Labyrinth.
In 2008 he attended the 61st Cannes Film Festival as a member of the jury.
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