in about 100 words or less
US/UK 105m, Colour
Director: Alfonso Cuarón; Cast: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Claire-Hope Ashitey, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Pam Ferris, Danny Huston
Children of Men is a dark dramatic film based on the 1992 Phyllis Dorothy James novel of the same name about the breakdown of society caused by unexplained events resulting in almost twenty years of world-wide human infertility. Amidst a goverment crackdown on illegal immigrants and a “terrorist” uprising, a lone pregnant woman seeks to escape the chaos and find safety amidst the “Human Project” – a group of scientists based in the Azores who purportedly are still working to find a cure for infertility. Children of Men is an interesting concept which plays out in a frighteningly real dystopian environment with some dazzling continuously shot first person point of view camera work (Klaus Ming December 2011).