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Gravity Director Cuaron says Oscar talk premature

MEXICO CITY (AFP) – Mexican film-maker Alfonso Cuaron said on Wednesday he was surprised by the success of his space thriller Gravity and insisted that it was too soon to think about the Oscars.Gravity director Cuaron says Oscar talk premature

Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron said Wednesday he was surprised by the success of his space thriller “Gravity” and insisted that it was too soon to think about the Oscars.

The film, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts adrift after a space accident, has garnered rave reviews and a North American box office record for an October release by earning US$55.8 million (S$69 million) in its debut weekend earlier this month.

“We did not expect such a response,” Cuaron told a news conference during a presentation of his film in a Mexico City hotel.

The movie has generated an Oscars buzz and drawn comparisons to Stanley Kubrik’s 1968 sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey ever since it opened the Venice film festival in August.