Thursday, September 11, 2008

Operation Screenshot (Films of the 2000s): Alfonso Cuaron's Y Tu Mama Tambien (2002)

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6 comments:

J.D. said...

Great film. Beautifully shot, superbly acted and the three leads were very well cast. Every time IFC shows this I end up watching it. Nice screen grabs, too.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks JD...I think this is a really special film and I actually like it more than any of Cuaron's other works which is saying a lot.

The King Of Cool said...

This is an amazing film. It was stunning to watch. Great shots you posted.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks Keith...I really love the film and am disapointed this choice didn't get more comments.

Colin said...

A truly great film. I love the way that the main thread of the story takes place in ignorance of the events being related in the voiceover, such as of the background of the person lying dead in the road and so on - it feels like it highlights the shallowness of the road trip and yet also reminds me of the way that it is not calculated ignorance, just the same lack of understanding of what you see that anyone in an unfamiliar place has. The way that the trio's day of paradise on the beach then becomes another story both that they will look back on themselves when they are older and that a voiceover might relate during someone else's trip really gets to the heart of the transient beauty of life.

That it is also a political (and soceital) film veiled under a teen sex comedy makes it truly memorable.

It also makes a good companion to Children Of Men, in that both films feature a rich backdrop to the main story that the filmmaker wants us to look at and understand for ourselves without having the characters point out details or grow to understand their world for us - actually, with the removal of a voiceover Children Of Men is actually places even more faith in the viewer to scan the environment to see the richness.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks Colin for the terrific and intelligent comments which highlight some of the most special aspects of this film (and the equally great Children of Men)...always love when you leave these. Thanks again...