1976 · Richard Donner · United States · 111 min
Section: SPECIAL SCREENING 2021
14th May @ 15:00 Golem Alhóndiga (Sala 1)
Robert and Katherine Thorn seem to have it all. They are happily married but they want nothing more than to have children. When Katharine has a stillborn child, Robert is persuaded to take a healthy new-born whose mother has just died in childbirth. Without telling his wife he agrees. As the child grows up, strange events – and the ominous warnings of a priest – lead him to believe that the child is evil incarnate.
American director and producer of film and television and occasional comic-book writer. Donner directed his first feature film in 1961, X-15, which starred Charles Bronson and Mary Tyler Moore. His breakthrough film was The Omen (1976). In 1978, Donner directed Superman: The Movie, which became a hit worldwide. He later went on to direct movies such as Ladyhawke (1985), The Goonies (1985) and Scrooged (1988), while reinvigorating the buddy film genre with the Lethal Weapon film series. He and his wife, producer Lauren Shuler Donner, own the production company The Donners’ Company, most well known for producing the X-Men film series. In 2000, he received the President’s Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. Film historian Michael Barson wrote that Donner is “one of Hollywood’s most reliable makers of action blockbusters”.