This is a stunning movie both in content and formally. Set in 2027 Britain is an amalgam of all that’s bad in the world now (images of Abu Ghraib; Palestine wall etc and persecution of immigrants) shot in handheld long takes that are dazzling in their virtuosity. A brilliantly created dystopia with an extremely powerful scene where a baby’s crying momentarily stops a conflagration. The Christian imagery is worn (fairly) lightly but the film’s not religious; the religion is used as part of western myth. Director Cuaron is a major talent.
Probably the best film of 2006. (Pictureville) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0206634/