Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Gravity’ Follow-Up Is a ’70s Mexican Family Drama

For those of you who, like me, were underwhelmed rather than awestruck by Gravity — despite the film’s many attempts to render you awestruck — and rather found director Alfonso Cuarón’s human drama Y Tu Mamá También more awe-inducing, you might be happy with the seemingly stripped down, personal direction he’s going in for his next film. Cuarón’s follow-up to his Oscar-loved, vertiginous 3D mega-movie, is a family drama set in Mexico in the 1970s, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The director, in partnership with Participant Media (most recently/noteworthy: Spotlight, Beasts of No Nation, Bridge of Spies), will begin production on the film — about which little is known apart from that the period piece centers around a middle class family — in Mexico later this year. Variety notes that “several sources” have alleged it was always Cuarón’s intent to work on a smaller project after Gravity, and Cuarón himself said in a statement, “This film is close to my heart and my first in Mexico since Y Tu Mamá También.