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Adapted from a 1992 P.D. James novel of the same name, Children of Men is set in a dystopian future Britain on the brink of bleak demise. It is 2027. Due to a ravaging plague, the human race has lost the ability to procreate … and the youngest person in the world has just died at the age of 18.
“Made with palpable energy, intensity and excitement, it compellingly creates a world gone mad that is uncomfortably close to the one we live in. It is a Blade Runner for the 21st century, a worthy successor to that epic of dystopian decay.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
As desperation sets in, former activist Theo Faron (Clive Owen) embarks on a dangerous mission to transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary of sea-bound scientists in hopes of ensuring the future of humanity. Alfonso Cuarón’s chilling, revelatory and unforgettable political/sci-fi meditation, nominated for three Academy Awards, is heightened by the mesmerizing bravura of Emmanuel’s Lubezki’s stunning cinematography and stirring performances from Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor and others. (Dir. by Alfonso Cuarón, 2006, USA/UK/Japan, in English and other languages with English subtitles, 109 mins., Rated R)