Alfonso Cuarón is currently taking part in the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest in Italy. Along with directors Bille August and Carlo Gabriel Nero, and actors Vanessa Redgrave, Terrence Howard, Michele Placido, and Trudy Styler, he is participating in the festival’s Social Cinema Forum, “dedicated to Human Rights. The event, promoted together with the United Nations through UNRIC, the Equal Rights Ministry, and UNICEF and sponsored by Save the Children, is presided over by the screenwriter – director Steven Zaillian, Oscar winner for the film “Schindler’s List”.” The 6th edition of this film festival began on the 13th and continues through 20th July 2008. Read more.
Meanwhile, more news about Rudo y Cursi: “It was Guillermo del Toro, who first gave Carlos the idea of directing in 1996 after Carlos complained that his scripts were not produced. “Well, you direct, dimwit,” he told Cuarón. For his part, Alejandro González Iñárritu gave him his first managerial job even before Charles made his first short in 1997.”  Argentine Guillermo Francella also stars, as Batuta the football promoter. Art direction by Eugenio Caballero.  The film is a co-production by Cha Cha Cha, Canana Films, Esperanto Films, Focus Features, Producciones Anhelo, and Universal. 
“The film is about brotherhood put to the test, rivalry for the love of a woman and a mother, of success in the face of social climbing, of the fragility beneath the surface. One who wagers for passion and one for talent.”* 
*Re: translation – I can’t actually read Spanish.