El espinazo del diablo (The Devil's Backbone) 2001 MA15+
3.15PM Sat 9 Oct 2021 (1hr 46mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
The Devil’s Backbone will screen from an archival 35mm print.
Described by its director Guillermo del Toro as his most personal film, The Devil's Backbone is a stylish and eerie tale that takes place during the dying days of the Spanish Civil War. After his father is killed in the war, the young Carlos is sent to a remote orphanage operated by a small group of anti-Franco loyalists. Carlos encounters what seems to be the ghost of a young boy and quickly finds that his investigations into the dark history of the orphanage are at cross-purposes with the sinister machinations of the caretaker Jacinto.
MA15+ | Medium level violence
35MM, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 106 MINUTES, MEXICO/SPAIN, SPANISH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: GUILLERMO DEL TORO / SCRIPT: GUILLERMO DEL TORO, DAVID MUÑOZ, ANTONIO TRASHORRAS / CINEMATOGRAPHER: GUILLERMO NAVARRO / EDITOR: LUIS DE LA MADRID / PROD CO: CANAL+ ESPAÑA, TEQUILA GANG, SOGEPAQ, ANHELO PRODUCCIONES, EL DESEO / PRINT SOURCE: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / RIGHTS: PARK CIRCUS / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM