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Friday, March 09, 2007

Mythsmasher At The Movies: "Pan's Labyrinth"

The Spanish language film "Pan's Labyrinth" is a political fairy tale and horror story set in the last years of the Second World War in Franco's Spain as the fascists try to exterminate the remaining Republican resistance in the mountains bordering France.

It is an excellent movie with very imaginative art direction and interweaving of the real and fantastic as eleven year old Ofelia seeks escape from the violence and unpleasantness around her.

The film's website is very high caliber in its unique features: the director's sketchbook, behind-the-scenes on the makeup etc.

Go see it.

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Blogger Reel Fanatic said...

Pan's Labyrinth is indeed a damn fine flick, and in fact my favorite from all of 2006 .. I was just blown away by the care with which del Toro constructed both of the Ofelia's worlds, the real and the fantastic

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