Children of Men — The Oner of Opposites

What makes a long take successful and why do so many fail? In this video essay, A Matter of Film breaks down a one take scene from Alfonso Cuarón’s dystopian drama, Children of Men, illustrating that what makes this long take so effective is how perfectly it serves the story.

The Long Take

Post-Apocalyptic & Dystopian Sci-Fi

Sci-Fi Thriller

Alfonso Cuarón

Children of Men