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FAVOURITE FILM DIRECTOR OF 2018 ALFONSO CUARÓN * DIRECTOR OF ROMA * ROMA IS THE SECOND FILM WHICH HE HAS MADE ABOUT SERVITUDE, THE FIRST BEING “A LITTLE PRINCESS” WHICH WAS ABOUT A YOUNG GIRL WHO IS RELEGATED TO SERVITUDE WHEN HER FATHER GOES MISSING AND IS PRESUMED DEAD. * HE RECEIVED HIS FIRST CAMERA WHEN HE WAS 12-YEARS-OLD, THEN PROCEEDED TO FILM EVERYTHING HE SAW. * IN 2003, ALFONSO DIRECTED THE SPACE THRILLER “GRAVITY”, WHICH WOULD GO ON TO WIN 7 ACADEMY AWARDS. * HE IS THE FIRST MEXICAN-BORN DIRECTOR TO WIN AN OSCAR FOR BEST DIRECTOR, ACHIEVING THE FEAT FOR “GRAVITY”. * HE WAS EIGHT WHEN HE SAW “BICYCLE THIEVES” AND IT WAS THE FIRST BLACK-AND-WHITE FILM HE HAD EVER SEEN. IT TRIGGERED HIS CURIOSITY TO START SEEING EUROPEAN CINEMA. * WHAT HE TRIED TO DO IN “ROMA” IS BALANCE BETWEEN CHARACTER AND A SOCIAL CONTEXT.

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