One of the best experiences that a film lover can have at the New York Film Festival is discovering a new talent, a new voice in cinema. It certainly happened a few years ago when New York got to see Amores Perros, the film that put Alejandro González-Iñárritiu (Babel) on the map. Last Saturday at midnight it happened again when the Festival ran the film El Orfanato (The Orphanage) a new film from Spain marking the debut of director Juan Antonio Bayona and screenwriter Sergio Sánchez. The film is a truly terrifying ghost story filled with images that you will not soon forget. Below is the trailer (in Spanish) for this film.
The movie is scheduled to open in Spain in October, and in New York in late December. I can promise you that you're in for a treat.