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Director
Juan Antonio Bayona

Filmography
1999 Mis vacaciones (short)
2002 El hombre esponja (short)
2007 El orfanato/The Οrphanage

Biography
Born in Barcelona in 1975, he studied in the school of cinema ESCAC where he also worked as a teacher. He has directed over thirty works (video, commercials and short films including Mis Vacaciones and El hombre esponja) and won various awards. El Orfanato is his first feature film.

New cinema from Spain

The Orphanage / Juan Antonio Bayona

Laura spent the happiest years of her childhood growing up in an orphanage. Now, thirty years later, she returns with her husband and Simόn, their son, with a dream of restoring and reopening the long abandoned orphanage as a home for disabled children.As the opening day draws near, tension builds within the family. Laura slowly becomes convinced that something long-hidden and terrible is lurking in the old house, something waiting to emerge and inflict appalling damage on her family.


Director:Juan Antonio Bayona
Script:Sergio G. Sanchez
Cinematography:Οscar Faura
Editing:Elena Ruiz
Sound:Xavi Mas, Marc Ors, Oriol Tarrago
Music:Fernando Velazquez
Sets:Josep Rosell
Costumes:Maria Reyes
With:Belén Rueda (Laura), Fernando Cayo (Carlos), Roger Princep (Simon), Geraldine Chaplin (Aurora), Mabel Rivera (Pilar), Montserrat Carulla (Benigna),Andrés Gertrudix (Enrique), Edgar Vivar (Balaban)
Producer:Joaquin Padro, Mar Targarona, Αlvaro Augustin
Production:Rodar y Rodar
Production Country:Spain
Co-production:Telecinco Cinema (Spain)
Format:35mm, Color
Duration:100'
Production Year:2007
Screening Schedule
STAVROS TORNES:Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 23:00
ODEON-PLATIA 2:Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 23:30
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