Hierro (2009)

Lost in translation

Single mother Maria (Elena Anaya) is enjoying a day out with her young son Diego (Kaiet Rodriguez) visiting El Hierro, the most isolated of the Canary Islands. Things take a tragic turn, however, when she dozes off on the ferry and awakes to find Diego missing, catapulting her into a nightmare from which there is no awakening. For six months she waits desperately for answers and, when a body is finally found, Maria returns to Hierro. When she arrives, however, she makes a shocking discovery and that, combined with with the bizarre behaviour of the locals, convinces Maria that foul play may be involved. Determined to uncover the truth, Maria embarks on her own investigation that has devastating repurcussions…

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FrightFest 2009: Day Three!

FrightFest09-Hierro3Our third day at FrightFest kicked off with a screening of Hierro, an atmospheric Spanish chiller that promised to be in the same vein as Guillermo del Toro’s masterpiece Pan’s Labyrinth and Juan Antonio Bayona’s The Orphanage. Although it didn’t quite match the might of those two movies, Hierro proved to be an interesting film; although it did divide the FrightFest audience.

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