The minds of two cinematic geniuses meld in this visionary sci-fi epic directed by Steven Spielberg and based on a treatment by Stanley Kubrick. Haley Joel Osment is extraordinary as a robot programmed to have human emotions. After he is abandoned by his adoptive parents, he sets out to become a real boy.
As the Spanish Civil War draws to its close, ten-year-old Carlos (Fernando Tielve) is abandoned at a remote orphanage. Harassed by the boys there, Carlos starts to uncover the orphanage’s murky history and the shady connections between its staff. Favouring character-driven, emotional investment over cheap shocks, THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE is an unpredictable horror that builds towards a surprising and truly exciting conclusion.