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Alfonso Cuarón

School: University Center for Film Studies / National Autonomous University of Mexico (CUEC/UNAM)
Field of Studies: DIRECTION
Website Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfonso_Cuar%C3%B3n
Major Achievements: Best known for his dramas A Little Princess (1995) and Y Tu Mamá También (2001), the fantasy film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), and science fiction thrillers Children of Men (2006) and Gravity (2013). Cuarón is the first Mexican director to win an Academy Award for Best Directing. He has been nominated for six Academy Awards. For Gravity, Cuarón received several major accolades for his achievement in direction, winning in the respective categories at the Academy Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, the BAFTA Awards and the Directors Guild of America; and in addition winning the BAFTA Award Best British Film and the Academy Award for Best Film Editing (shared with Mark Sanger). He has also been awarded the BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language as one of the producers of Pan's Labyrinth (2006). In his films, Cuarón is known for his ground-breaking use in the technique of continuous uninterrupted shots.




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