The Village is a 2004 American thriller written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan about an end-of-the-19th-century village whose inhabitants live in fear of the creatures inhabiting the woods beyond it. The movie was shot in a re-creation of a 19th-century village outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, following Shyamalan’s penchant for staging his films near his hometown.
The movie opened to reviews ranging from negative to mixed and was not as financially successful as some of Shyamalan’s earlier movies, although it did gross over three times its budget. Despite this, the film gave composer James Newton Howard his fourth Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score.
Screening in English, 108 minutes.