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Cinepack - El Orfanato

Contains 4 worksheets: one for GCSE classes, one for AS or A Level pupils and two film review sheets at different levels.  Teachers’ Notes included.


Price:  £4.00

                                 About the film

El Orfanato (2007)

Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona

Certificate 15

Running time 141 minutes approx

This is a ghost story which moves between past and present and between our world and the next.  As an adult, Laura and her family return to the orphanage where she lived as a child. Her son Simón’s vivid imagination sets off a chain of events which start as a game, but soon turn sinister and hint at a terrible past which is waiting to be uncovered.  As events unfold, the family’s very existence comes under threat.  With Belén Rueda (Laura), Fernando Cayo (Carlos) and Roger Princep (Simón).

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