Y Tu Mamá También: Narrating Identities

Voiceover narration can often feel cliched, contrived, or out of place—a way of cheating the storytelling process. In this video essay, We Need to Talk About Film examines how Alfonso Cuarón combines voiceover with cinematic realism in his 2001 film, Y Tu Mamá También (2001), to enhance the story, characters, and cinematic experience, allowing viewers to develop a deep connection to the film’s protagonists.

 

 


Criterion Collection


Voiceover


Teen & Coming of Age


Alfonso Cuarón