The true story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was found he had fabricated over half of his articles.
Precious Jones, an inner-city high school girl, is illiterate, overweight, and pregnant…again. Naïve and abused, Precious responds to a glimmer of hope when a door is opened by an alternative-school teacher. She is faced with the choice to follow opportunity and test her own boundaries. Prepare for shock, revelation and celebration.
The most personal film by Guillermo del Toro (Cronos) is also among his most frightening and emotionally layered. Set during the final week of the Spanish Civil War, THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE tells the tale of a ten-year-old boy who, after his freedom-fighting father is killed, is sent to a haunted rural orphanage full of terrible secrets. Del Toro effectively combines gothic ghost story, murder mystery, and historical melodrama in a stylish concoction that reminds us—as would his later Pan’s Labyrinth—that the scariest monsters are often the human ones.
This gripping, rarely-seen masterpiece of manipulation and obsession is often considered amongst the greatest Korean films of all time. Now, it’s available in a brilliant new restoration from the Korean Film Archive and Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation. Restored in 2008 by the World Cinema Foundation and the Korean Film Archive at HFR Laboratory, Seoul.
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