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May "Monster" Movies

Par OPL_Film


For the month of May we will be screening select "monster" movies at the Main branch of the Ottawa Public Library. All films will be presented in our auditorium and are free to attend.

The first film will be the 2010 Norwegian film Trollhunter. Directed by André Øvredal, the film is done in a mockumentary style and is shot as if it were a found footage film. It follows a group of students who are investigating bear killings. They start investigating a man who they suspect is the perpetrator but soon find out that he's not hunting bears.

The second film will be 2014's The Babadook from Australia. This supernatural psychological horror film was directed by Jennifer Kent. The film tells the tale of a single mother named Amelia who is trying to cope with her son Samuel's deep-rooted fear of monsters. Eventually they stumble upon a book about the "Babadook", a monster who torments its victims to no end. Amelia herself starts to believe in the story and both have to deal with the consequences.

In partnership with the Korean Cultural Centre, our third film will be the 2006 South Korean film The Host by Bong Joon-ho. The monster in this film emerges from the Han River that runs through Seoul. It kidnaps a young girl whose father does everything in his power to find and save her. He and the rest of his family band together to save her and discover more about the importance of family along the way. Join us early for this screening as there will be some Korean snacks just outside the auditorium.

The last film will be 2017's The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro. Set during the Cold War, it follows a mute cleaner named Elisa at a secret government facility who discovers a captured humanoid amphibian creature. The creature is being held in captivity at the facility for research and military purposes. Elisa soon creates a bond with the creature and falls in love. Along with her friend and co-worker Zelda and her neighbour Giles, she attempts to come up with a plan to save the creature. They soon receive the help they need from a scientist working with the creature at the facility. Together they all soon realize that the creature represents something in all of them and something they must fight for.

The schedule is as follows:

May 22nd - Trollhunter

May 23rd - The Babadook

May 29th - The Host

May 30th - The Shape of Water

All screenings will begin at 6:30PM


Note; The films are intended for a mature audience and will be screened in their original language with English subtitles where applicable.



dont forget about "Troll" and "Troll 2"!