Mexican writer/director Alfonso Cuaròn makes movies to cherish. He’s an artist more interested in slow cooking a work and only serving it when it’s absolutely perfect. Even those expecting greatness from this preternaturally talented will be shocked at how expansive and emotional his new film, Roma, really is.
This issue is a monument to the monument, exploring the hours of preparation and self-examination that go in to the production of a personal epic.
In this issue…
Alfonso Cuarón: Observe the Moments
We meet the Mexican maestro who explains how he made his vision for Roma – a detail-driven, monochrome ode to his maid and nanny – a glorious reality.
The Story So Far… An Alfonso Cuarón Retrospective
The signs of greatness were always there, as we scan back through the writer/director’s eclectic filmmaking career.
The Little Things
Production designer Eugenio Caballero explains how he recreated Alfonso Cuarón’s childhood home.
Filmed in Glorious Black and White
The story of monochrome movie making in the age when colour ruled the roost.
Seven essays on seven famous movie rooms, each exploring how production design can imbue a work with its iconic edge.
The pinafore – or that time-honoured maid’s uniform – goes under Christina Newland’s movie microscope.
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