Film Screenings

Children of Men

Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Screenplay: Alfonso Cuarón, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby
Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki
Cast: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine
2006 / USA, UK, Japan / Colour / 109'
In English with Chinese and English subtitles

Best Cinematography, BAFTA Awards 2007
Best Science Fiction Film, Saturn Awards, USA 2007

The year is 2027. The human race has been hit with an infertility crisis, and civilisation is on the brink of total chaos. Unable to cope with the number of refugees, the UK has fallen into a police state. Theo (Clive Owen), a disillusioned former activist, is called up by Julian (Julianne Moore), the head of a militant group and his ex-wife, to help a young woman named Kee out of the country. Along the way, Theo discovers that Kee is the sole pregnant woman on Earth. Like Joseph on a mission from God, Theo must protect Kee and the baby that may be mankind's salvation. Director Alfonso Cuarón brings P.D. James' Christian fable vividly to life in this revelatory sci-fi masterpiece. Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki's amazing long takes thrust the audience into a hellish world of violence and hatred brightened by a small glimmer of hope. The film failed at the box office during its theatrical release, but it has since been named by film critics as the masterpiece of a visionary director.

Date Time Location
15/4 Sun)* 7:30pm Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
22/4 (Sun)* 2:00pm Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum

*To follow with post-screening talk in Cantonese

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