Spain/Mexico, 2006, 119 min, 35mm, Dir. Guillermo del Toro, Rated R, Spanish with English subtitles, Warner Bros.
“It’s pitch-perfect, impeccably conceived and replete with subtext and meaning. It is, in other words, a masterpiece.” – Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
From deep within the mind of noted Mexican auteur Guillermo del Toro came this mythology-laden dark fantasy set in the early half of Franco’s regime. Ten-year-old Ofelia travels with her pregnant mother to northern Spain where she meets her new stepfather, the vicious Captain Vidal, tasked with hunting down republican rebels. Exploring the woods around her, Ofelia discovers an ancient labyrinth with a faun that assigns her three tasks to restore her memories and immortality as the princess of the underworld, Moanna. Featuring an imaginative set of creatures, most famously the Pale Man with eyes embedded in his hands, and cleverly juxtaposing children’s fantasy with horror elements, it is no wonder that Pan’s Labyrinth won the Oscars for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, and Best Makeup. Those honors are an ironic distinction, as del Toro himself admits the movie that could never be made in Hollywood. Ten years later, Pan’s Labyrinth stands as the director’s best work and one of the finest fantasy films to date.
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