The Ophanage (El Orfanato) J.A Bayona

The Ophanage (El Orfanato) J.A Bayona Paper on Spanish Spoken Films (Your Choice).

This assignment is due ONE full WEEK before the term ends On August 1, 2020 by 11:59pm. It must be at least 1000 words (approx. three pages) in length. That is the minimum and be aware that the minimum work shall get you the minimum grade. It MUST be uploaded into eCampus by the deadline to receive credit.

Each student will select a film of their choice with only one condition: The film MUST have been filmed (allow the redundancy) in Spanish. You will become an “expert” critic on that film. Using and citing at least five sources, you will tell me everything about this film.

This paper will include, at the very least, the following information:


Film title, copyright year, country of origin, etc.

Director, bio, etc.

Main characters and cast who played them and their bios (short), etc.

Significant creative staff, writer(s), crew, etc. No more than three of them.

Interesting facts about the making of this movie.

Awards, recognition or nominations-be specific

Financial facts

How it was originally received-Quote reviews from the year it came out


Johann (pronounced yo-hahn) Wolfgang von Goethe (pronounced ger-tah) developed three questions about “art,” based on Aristotle’s third dramatic element-theme.

What was the artist (in this case, filmmaker) trying to say?

Did the artist succeed in saying it?

Was it worth saying?

To “piggyback” on those three questions above, the last subjective question to write about in your paper is: What social or cultural question might this film ask…and what solution might your film present to answer that question?

This is a type-written assignment that should be well-written, concise, and properly notated. All quotes should be attributed to the correct author. Incorrect spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc. will lower your grade. Any type of plagiarism discovered on this assignment will result in a 0.