Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Alejandro Amenabar. 2001, 104 mins. 35mm. With Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan, Christopher Eccleston, Elaine Cassidy, Eric Sykes, Alakina Mann, James Bentley. A spectacularly rigid Nicole Kidman gives an intensely moving performance as a young British mother awaiting her husband’s return from the front lines of World War I. While looking after her two creepily vulnerable children, whose peculiar photosensitivity ensures that no sunlight penetrates the inner sanctum of their remote gothic mansion, she comes to believe that her family is far from alone. Elegant, truly scary, and capped with a twist that’s both exquisitely handled and emotionally devastating, The Others is one of the best horror movies of the new century.