A couple of years ago, director Alfonso Cuarón and his brother, the writer Carlos Cuarón, sat in Alfonso's Greenwich Village backyard kicking around ideas for a screenplay (while Frank Zappa's "Watermelon in Easter Hay" played in an endless loop). "We were trying to make a film about the search for identity," says Alfonso. "We wanted to use three different voices: Two kids searching for their identity as adults, and a woman searching for her true nature. We wanted to put the story into a context, Mexico, which in our opinion is a teenager trying to... More >>>
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"I find the anti-globalization concept very stupid."