The Devil’s Backbone

Guillermo del Toro, The Devil’s Backbone (film still)

Guillermo del Toro, The Devil’s Backbone (film still), 2001. 106 min., colour, sound.

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The Devil’s Backbone

Wednesday October 11 and Friday October 13
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario

One of the most personal films by Guillermo del Toro, The Devil’s Backbone is also among his most frightening and emotionally layered. Set during the final week of the Spanish Civil War, it tells the tale of a twelve-year-old boy who, after his freedom-fighting father is killed, is sent to a haunted rural orphanage full of terrible secrets.

2001 | R | 1h 46min Spanish with English subtitles.

The Films of Guillermo Del Toro are presented in conjunction with Guillermo del Toro: At Home With Monsters.

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