Laura, her husband Carlos and their young son Simón move into an imposing country house, surrounded by woods and just a short walk away from the sea. They plan to convert it into a home for sick and disabled children—until Simón starts collecting a gang of invisible friends. Produced by Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth), this smart, continuously surprising movie begins as a supernatural thriller but then veers into darker, more unsettling territory, navigated by Belén Rueda’s extraordinary performance as Laura. An impressive debut from Juan Antonio Bayona, scripted by Sergio G. Sánchez, and featuring a wonderful turn by the great Geraldine Chaplin as a medium.
Added by wactac on November 18, 2007