Mexican director who frequently directs mainstream fare in an artsy style, sometimes with an eye towards political commentary
and/or exploring teen angst
. His most notable films include Y Tu Mamá También
, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
, Children of Men
. Oh, and He Also Did
"I Am Autism", the memetically narmy
, slightly offensive
Autism Speaks advertisement.
Common tropes in his movies:
- The Film of the Book: A Little Princess, Great Expectations, Azkaban and Children Of Men
- Jitter Cam
- The Oner: A signature style of his. Children of Men was widely praised for its finale in this respect and Gravity has it in its opening, as well as in several scenes throughout the rest of the film. Many of his movie, including Children of Men and Gravity are shot by highly acclaimed cinematographer and frequent collaborator, Emmanuel Lubezki, who is a master of this style.
- Road Movie: Y Tu Mama Tambien and Children of Men