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Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

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"Pan's Labyrinth is the story of a young girl that travels with her mother and adoptive father to a rural area up North in Spain, 1944. After Francoīs victory. The girl lives in an imaginary world of her own creation and faces the real world with much chagrin. Post-war Fascist repression is at its height in rural Spain and the girl must come to terms with that through a fable of her own."


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Review Date: 14 November 2007 My Rating: out of 5

 

Guillermo del Toroís beautifully crafted grim fairytale is the most touching piece of cinema I have seen in years.

Set in fascist Spain in 1944, the film follows Ofelia, a young girl who moves to the country to be with her pregnant motherís new husband, Captain Vidal. Ofelia has always been a lover and believer of fairytales and her motherís traumatic pregnancy and the resulting isolation it brings for Ofelia leads to her escape into a magical world, but is it real or imagined?

Ofelia meets a fairy who leads her into an old labyrinth near the area where she is staying. It is here she meets the faun, who tells her that she is really the daughter of the King of the underworld and that if she can complete three tasks, she will take her rightful place on the throne next to her father. Ofelia sets about completing the tasks but the real-world interferes more than once.

The film looks absolutely stunning. The cast are wonderful and the story enchanting. Doug Jones is amazing as The Faun and The Pale Man and both Ivana Baquero and Maribel Verdu create memorable characters.

OVERALL SUMMARY
Full of darkness, magic and emotive set pieces Panís Labyrinth is a visual treat which may not be suitable for young children but should be seen by every adult at least once.




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