2006, Universal, 109 min, USA, Dir: Alfonso Cuaron

It is 2027, a dystopian future in which humans have lost the ability to procreate. 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 Alfonso Cuaron's revelatory science fiction meditation, heightened by the mesmerizing bravura of Emmanuel Lubezki's cinematography. With Julianne Moore and Michael Caine.

2001, 20th Century Fox, 106 min, Mexico, Dir: Alfonso Cuaron

Best friends Tenoch and Julio (Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal), the former a wealthy aristocrat's son and the latter from a working class background, take off on a free-wheeling road trip through Mexico. While on the road, they meet and befriend a seductive older woman (Maribel Verdu), who helps the young men learn some valuable things about themselves, while guarding a few secrets of her own. With sensuous cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki. In Spanish with English subtitles.

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