Children of Men: Don't Ignore The Background

In this video essay, Evan Puschak discusses the fundamental motif of contrasting foreground and background in Alfonso Cuarón’s 2006 film, Children of Men, illustrating how the story of protagonist Theo Faron (Clive Owen) is often interrupted by the background world of the film—a bleak, grey Britain in the year 2027.

 

 

 

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