Colours Highlight: Children of Men.

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Children of Men directed by Alfonso Cuarón.

Cinematographer: Emmanuel Lubezki.

Children of Men primarily uses a colour palette that is desaturated, with blues and greys making major appearances over other hues. The world depicted in Children of Men is hopeless and bleak (I mean humans can't have children anymore) the film effortlessly blends its colours and landscape (along with lighting and masterful camerawork) to create a bleak dystopian world that no one can't escape from.

Children of Men crafts a third world Europe, with its incredible use of the blues, greys, and earth tone colours. The cold blues, greys and the earth tone colours add to the tense nature of the atmosphere. It's a visually distinct film, the colour palette gives us this dystopian world that looks tired, beaten, worn out and hopeless and however sombre the colours maybe they're very vital.

And when we look at the colours of the clothing on the characters, we can tell where their loyalties and moral compasses are.

side note: what I love about this film is how even when the child is born, there's still an absence of hope and it’s seeming like the conflict is only getting worse and the number of civilian casualties just increases and it's this point that visually the film is at its bleakest, and we watch Clive Owen simply try to survive and help protect humanity's rebirth in a sense.