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My Movie Review: The Orphanage (2007)

Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, a Catalonian filmmaker born in Barcelona, Spain who was awarded Best Short Film for the movie “Mis Vacaciones” in the year 1999 by the Barcelona Curt Ficcions and also won the Audience Award given by Toulouse Cinespaña on the same movie; filmed under Picturehouse and distributed by Warner Brothers, with a screenplay from Sergio G. Sánchez and produced by Pan’s Labyrinth director and Oscar-Nominee Guillermo Del Toro, “El Orfanato” (The Orphanage) is a horror/suspense movie that narrates the story of a woman who after thirty years returns to live at the large, old and long-abandoned orphanage where she was raised as a kid.
 
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Posted by on October 21, 2007 in cosas que molan

 

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Suspense on a Plane

Since ancient times human beings have been trying to define their situation and understand their circumstances through the discovery of the purpose of life. Throughout history, individuals have been wondering about who they are, what they are doing, and where they are going. Human kind has been concerned about finding a purpose to every thing people do or see as well as about getting a philosophical explanation provided by a source of superior wisdom in order to find the answers to all of our questions. But what is life? Is there really a purpose to it? 

There are more than enough experts on the street who give an explanation of what life is, and there are more than enough words used interchangeably to suggest that same concept. Is life a miracle, a gift, a dream, a realization, a journey, a sigh, a right, a duty, a poem written around us, a lightened candle that any wind can extinguish? Is it knowledge, suffering, love, tolerance, existence, unhappiness, joy, development, growth? All of these and many more terms could be used to convey the same idea of life, but just as everything else in this world, the definition of life is relative, and it depends greatly on the meaning people give to it as well as their point of view and experience.

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Posted by on January 17, 2007 in los milagros existen

 

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