The Orphanage [El orfanato]

El orfanato

Directed By: J.A. Bayona

December 4, 2007 / Spanish / 105 mins

A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Laura plans to transform her old orphanage into a facility for disabled children, but soon after arriving, her son, Simón, claims to have befriended a child whose face is always covered with sackcloth. Ghosts and danger loom around every corner in this poignant horror-thriller.

For a preview of this film, listen to “From the Booth” a podcast sponsored by International Cinema hosted by co-directors Chip Oscarson and Marc Yamada Fall 2019, Episode 13.

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Screened Semesters:

  • 2013 Fall
  • 2019 Fall

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