Saturday, January 5, 2008

Free tickets: The Orphanage

January 10 advance screening passes available to Hispanic Nashville Notebook readers

Opens at Belcourt January 11

The Orphanage, a Spanish film by Juan Antonio Bayona and presented by Guillermo del Toro, opens at the Belcourt Theatre on January 11, 2008. Free tickets are available for an advance screening on January 10.

For your tickets, e-mail the editor of the Hispanic Nashville Notebook.

The official synopsis of the film:
A woman discovers dark secrets hidden within her cherished childhood home in the supernatural drama THE ORPHANAGE, the feature film debut of acclaimed young Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona. A superbly atmospheric and emotionally powerful tale of love, loss and guilt, The Orphanage is the first film ever to be presented by Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, who also produced. Bayona and the gifted first-time screenwriter Sergio Sánchez deliver an elegant, shivery ghost story in the tradition of such classics as The Innocents, The Haunting and The Others as they explore the shadowy places where human longing meets the unknown and unknowable. Anchoring the film is the fearless performance by its star, award-winning Spanish actress Belén Rueda (The Sea Inside), portraying a mother desperate to rescue her family from the nightmare into which she has unwittingly led them. The Orphanage is a film about the fragility of life, the agony of loss and the depth of a mother's love.

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