Wow. Just wow. Best film I’ve seen this year. Absolutely bravura film-making.
And *all* about baptism and rebirth. Dunno if Cuaron is a Catholic (probably not, is my guess), but his imagination is entirely Catholic, whether he is aware of it or not. This is a classic example of what critic Jeffrey Overstreet calls the “inescapability of the gospel” in good art.
Go see it. A terrifying, exhilarating, painful, and beautiful piece of film-making. One of the greatest films ever made.