To celebrate the release of Alfonso Cuarón’s wondrous new film, Roma, on 14 December, video essayist Luís Azevedo has taken a look back through the Mexican writer/director’s career to find out how his signature style has evolved over time.
In this immersive three-minute video essay, Azevedo weaves together clips from all of Cuarón’s eight features to date – beginning with 1991’s Sólo con Tu Pareja – to show how this master filmmaker has used colour to add depth and expression to his unique stories.
It reveals not only how Cuarón’s own visual language has changed down the years, but how a film’s colour palette and combinations of light and shadow can directly impact our emotional response to a piece of work.
Watch the video below and check out Beyond the Frame on YouTube.
Published 10 Dec 2018
By Luís Azevedo
To celebrate the release of The Shape of Water, we enter the fantastical world of the inimitable Mexican maestro.
The Mexican writer/director describes coming home to make Roma, his most profoundly personal film to date.