AFTER BREXIT CHILDREN OF MEN RECLASSIFIED AS DOCUMENTARY

LONDON – Following the shock result of the UK referendum to leave the European Union, the dystopian satire Children of Men has been reclassified as a documentary.

The British Film Institute has reclassified Alfonso Cuaron’s 2006 dystopian satire Children of Men following the Brexit result of the UK referendum on the European Union. A spokesperson for the BFI said:

The thing is we originally thought that the racism and hatred towards immigrants shown in Cuaron’s film was over the top, but actually we see that it is the driving thought of most little Englanders, of who there are much more than we realized.

But why is the BFI making such a political stance?

Well, did you like An Education? Or Hunger? Or Macbeth, Nanny McPhee, Amy, or Tinker Tailor, Soldier ,Spy? Or Game of Thrones? Or Under the Skin, or Pride, or Berbarian Sound Studio?

I didn’t like Nanny McPhee.

But did you like The Lobster, fish Tank, Belle? Shaun the Sheep?

Yes.

Then those were all made with vital help from the EU Media fund which paid the UK over 130 million pounds over the last decade. That won’t be there anymore.

Oh.

Exactly.

Children of Men star Clive Owen.

ALFONSO CUARON’S ROMA ACTUALLY SET IN MEXICO

HOLLYWOOD – The new Netflix movie Roma by writer director Alfonso Cuarón is actually set in Mexico and not Italy.

Alfonso Cuarón, writer-director-producer of the anticipated Netflix film Roma, last night revealed that his new film was set in Mexico and not Italy, as its title suggested.

Speaking with the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY the Children of Men director said:

We set it in a neighborhood in Mexico City which is called Roma. I liked the sound of it as well because of the confusion. I thought there would be some cognitive dissonance which would make people perhaps think of places and how they relate to them.

But it’s called Roma?

Yes.

But Roma is in Italia.

Yes, but this one is in Mexico.

Not Italy?

No. I was inspired by my childhood. I grew up in a relatively affluent part of the city. As a child, I was brought up like many of my compatriots…

It’s set in Mexico. 

Yes.

Roma will have a limited release before arriving on Netflix.

TOP 5 CLIVE OWEN FILMS

HOLLYWOOD – Clive Owen is famous the world over as an ‘actor’, but which of his twenty odd films are worth a watch.

Well, Studio Exec has gone to the trouble of watching them all and here is our list of the top 5 essential Clive Owen films. 

1. Children of Men: Alfonso Cuaron’s bleakly dystopian view of a childless world boasts a fine performance from a bedraggled, shopworn Clive Owen, who, as Theo, creates a dryly witty and likable hero.

2. Children of Men: Alfonso Cuaron’s bleakly dystopian view of a childless world boasts a fine performance from a bedraggled, shopworn Clive Owen, who, as Theo, creates a dryly witty and likable hero.

3. Children of Men: Alfonso Cuaron’s bleakly dystopian view of a childless world boasts a fine performance from a bedraggled, shopworn Clive Owen, who, as Theo, creates a dryly witty and likable hero.

4. Children of Men: Alfonso Cuaron’s bleakly dystopian view of a childless world boasts a fine performance from a bedraggled, shopworn Clive Owen, who, as Theo, creates a dryly witty and likable hero.

 5. Children of Men: Alfonso Cuaron’s bleakly dystopian view of a childless world boasts a fine performance from a bedraggled, shopworn Clive Owen, who, as Theo, creates a dryly witty and likable hero.

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47 FILMS: 23. CHILDREN OF MEN

47 Films to see before you’re murdered in your dreams continues with Clive Owen in Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men.

The future is a grim reality. Children are not being born and humanity is on a nihilistic march towards its own extinction. Theo (Clive Owen) is a working stiff who likes his drink, an occasion flutter on the dogs and to just get by. But when he is contacted by his ex-wife Julian (Julianne Moore) to do a job for her radical movement the Fishes, he is tasked with guarding perhaps the only hope in a world of increasing hopelessness and violence.

Alfonso Cuarón’s film takes PD James science fiction novel and creates one of the most interestingly subversive and thoughtful dystopias of recent times. The Britain of virulent anti-immigration hatred and militarized police is all too recognizable. As with his Harry Potter film, the Mexican director proves to have a perceptive eye at capturing those particularly English details of rain wet tarmac and occasional beauty of the ‘Sceptred Isle’.

Clive Owen has never been better as the rumpled hero. His apathy and non-ideological stance attains a nobility in contrast to the fanatical opponents of the political process. Add to this Cuarón’s now famous extended one shot sequences and what we have is a deeply intelligent and witty political thriller (brilliant cameo by Michael Caine by the way) that is also an exciting chase film.

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