Adopting seven-year-old, sweet natured, and imaginative Simon (Roger Princep) has awoken complex feelings in happily married Laura (Belen Rueda). Having been adopted herself and feeling a need for closure, Laura persuades her husband Carlos (Fernando Cayo) to buy the dilapidated institute where she spent the earliest, happiest, years of her life and reopen the orphanage as a facility for disabled children. As they move in to the silent, stately manor where something ominous haunts the darkened hallways, Simon’s behaviour becomes increasingly reserved and malevolent. Carlos pins Simon’s actions as a desperate bid to get more attention from his distracted parents but Laura isn’t convinced and embarks on a desperate quest to unearth the terrible secret that lurks in the old house.
Bayona grew up with a passion for films. This fervor first lead him to become a journalist; later, it motivated him to study directing at the Cinema and Audiovisual School of Catalonia (ESCAC). During the 1993 Sitges Film Festival in Spain, Bayona met director Guillermo Del Toro, who was presenting his film Cronos. After their initial conversations, Del Toro promised to aid Bayona in the future, were he ever in the position to do so. Following his graduation from ESCAC, Bayona started his career directing commercials and pop videos for famous Spanish musical groups, including OBK, Hevia, Ella Baila Sola and Camela. Bayona directed two short films My Holidays in 1999 and The Spongeman in 2002.
In 2004, Bayona met Sergio G. Sánchez who was working on his short film 7337 and offered Bayona his script for The Orphanage. In order to create the film as he wanted, Bayona had to double both the film’s budget and the amount of filming time. To accomplish this, Bayona received help from… read more
Non riesco a farmi piacere le pellicole che produce Del Toro. Ho visto Orphanage dopo parecchio che volevo vederlo e l'ho trovato, non brutto, ma mediocre. Nonostante tutto è guardabile, c'è qualche sequenza azzeccata e il finale è bello, però per il resto sembra il collage di tanti film horror coi bambini degli ultimi anni.
Laura, a former orphan, raises her adopted son Simón together with her husband Carlos in an old house and former orphanage where she was raised. While at the orphanage Simón tells Laura that he has… read review
Sebuah psychological thriller, yang mengedepankan pemikiran untuk menimbulkan atmosfer horror tanpa harus menunjukkan secara jelas. Berhasil? Di beberapa scene berhasil. Namun buat mereka yang terlanjur… read review