Alfonso Cuarón on Directing Harry Potter & His Childhood in Mexico | BAFTA Insights

  • Published on Feb 16, 2019
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    BAFTA-nominated director Alfonso Cuarón talks about his first encounter with films and the making of Y Tu Mamá También, and his experience directing Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
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Comments • 13

  • Kyle Campbell
    Kyle Campbell 5 months ago +1

    People are saying that Cuaron should direct Fantastic Beasts, to replace David Yates, but Cuaron is not the answer.
    First of all, he is way above Harry Potter, and second, they need to hire a different director, someone that can give a different vision and approach, like JA Bayona, Morten Tyldum or the director of "The Theory of Everything".

    • Vitoria S.
      Vitoria S. 5 months ago +2

      The answer is, first, they have to fix J.K. Rowling's screenwriting problems. They either have to ditch her and get a professional screenwriter for the rest of the franchise or get someone who will at least help her writing the scrips. THEN we can talk about changing directors. I think most people (myself included) are eager for Cuarón to return because he seems to provide a balance between two elements: 1) the artistic risk Fantastic Beasts needs to take in order not to be entirely forgettable, and 2) the familiarity with the universe. Yes, he's an auteur, someone whose recent films are too far away from Harry Potter, but he's familiar with the setting. We KNOW he'd treat the wizarding world with just enough grace because, well, he's already done it! It's a near universal consensus between critics and fans that Azkaban is the best Potter film, and for a good reason. So picking him would be both a risk worth taking and a rather safe bet (safer than picking up other directors with no previous contact with the franchise, I'd say). And also, he's already stated that he would love to return to this universe? So it doesn't sound that far-fetched.

  • Joronah
    Joronah 6 months ago +9

    To be honest, there isn't a bad Harry Potter film but he was the only one who captured the spirit of the novels. Easily the most rewatchable HP film ever made. I only wished he directed the rest.

  • kriss b
    kriss b 6 months ago +8

    Cuaron is handsome

  • Mylene de la fuente spoor
    Mylene de la fuente spoor 6 months ago +5

    We love you Alfonso Cuarón ❤️🇲🇽

  • Cristina Vannucci
    Cristina Vannucci 7 months ago +6

    I love Alfonso Cuaròn! ❤️

  • Lourdes Manning
    Lourdes Manning 7 months ago +33

    Cuarón is a master. Roma is a masterpiece. Also, what he did with Azkaban is amazing, best film in the franchise.

  • Vitoria S.
    Vitoria S. 7 months ago +28

    Prisoner of Azkaban will always be not only my favorite Potter film, but one of my favorite fantasy films ever. Period. I love how it fits inside the larger narrative of the series, marking the transition from "oh it's just whimsical stories for children" to "holy shit this is actually getting serious!", as both the characters and the stories themselves start to mature. But I also love how it stands as a film of its own. Even though it's the third chapter of a fantasy blockbuster series, it still feels like a Cuarón film and it's quite cohesive to the rest of his filmography. Like, whenever I look at his entire body of work, Azkaban never feels out of place. I just love that.

    • Rounak Mahato
      Rounak Mahato 6 months ago +1

      although there are lots of great films out there, but prisoner of azkaban is my favourite film of all time

  • Siddhant Kamble
    Siddhant Kamble 7 months ago +15

    Yes he did an amazing job in The Prisoner of Azkaban

  • Direktor
    Direktor 7 months ago +1


  • Incredible Tom
    Incredible Tom 7 months ago +25

    Oh shit! I forgot he directed Harry Potter 3, which was my favorite in the sequels

  • Eli Ram
    Eli Ram 7 months ago +11

    Viva Mexico Cuarones!