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Children of Men Rated 15

Children of Men

Dir. Alfonso Cuaron. USA, 2006. 1h 49m. Starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlie Hunnam, Pam Ferris, Danny Huston, Peter Mullan.

A futuristic society faces extinction when the human race loses the ability to reproduce. England has descended into chaos, but one single glimmer of hope exists – a woman has miraculously become pregnant with what will be the first child born in 27 years. A former political activist agrees to embark on a dangerous mission and transport the mother-to-be to a sanctuary at sea. Alfonso Cuaron’s electrifying adaptation of PD James’ vision of Britain in 2027 looks more familiar with each passing year.

‘Here is certainly a world ending not with a bang but a whimper, and the film serves as a cautionary warning. The only thing we will have to fear in the future, we learn, is the past itself.’ ★★★★★ Roger Ebert

‘Made with palpable energy, intensity and excitement, it compellingly creates a world gone mad that is uncomfortably close to the one we live in. It is a Blade Runner for the 21st century, a worthy successor to that epic of dystopian decay.’ Kenneth Turran, LA Times

Sunday 29 September: 15:30
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