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Written by Matt   
Monday, 31 July 2006

Opening in the UK on September 22nd, and the US on September 29th, is a new film from director Alfonso Cuarón which includes a clear homage to Pink Floyd.

Childen of Men
Still from "Childen of Men"

"Children of Men" takes a look at what happens to society when all women become infertile. It features a world one generation from now that has fallen into anarchy on the heels of an infertility defect in the population. The world's youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction. Set against a backdrop of London torn apart by violence and warring nationalistic sects, "Children of Men" follows an unlikely champion of Earth's survival: Theo (Clive Owen), a disillusioned ex-activist turned bureaucrat, who is forced to face his own demons and protect the planet's last remaining hope.

About a quarter of the way into the movie, there's a shot of a car driving up to what is clearly the Battersea Power Station, and if you look between the chimneys, there is the very noticible shape of a pig floating between them. The cover of Pink Floyd's 1977 album "Animals" has long been a favourite of fans, and one can only presume that Cuarón and/or some of the other production staff are also fans.

The trailer for the film can be found through this link.

The film recieves its official premiere at the Venice Film Festival on August 30th, and with the exception of the UK and US, hits all regions of the world in October and November.

Our thanks to Scott Chapman for his help with this story.


 
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