El laberinto del fauno

Pan's Labyrinth
DramaFantasy, War, Foreign Language (Spanish)

Director: Guillermo del Toro Cast: Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Doug Jones, Ariadna Gil, Álex Angulo, Manolo Solo, César Vea, Roger Casamajor, Ivan Massagué, Gonzalo Uriarte, Eusebio Lázaro, Francisco Vidal, Juanjo Cucalón, Lina Mira, Pablo Adán

Academy Awards: Best Cinematography; Best Art Direction; Best Makeup

Also Nominated For: Best Original Screenplay (Guillermo del Toro); Best Original Score (Javier Navarrete); Best Foreign Language Film (Mexico)

I First Saw In: 2006

Synopsis: In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

Did You Know? After encountering errors with his previously subtitled films, Guillermo del Toro no longer trusts translators. So he translated and wrote the English subtitles for Pan’s Labyrinth himself.

Quotables: CAPITÁN VIDAL: Tell my son… Tell my son what time his father died. Tell him…
MERCEDES: No. He won’t even know your name.

And now a Word from the Guise:
Guillermo del Toro is a visionary genius. His films are artistic masterpieces, and Pan’s Labyrinth is my favourite of the lot. It’s dark, tragic, magical, terrifying, and beautiful. It is what fantasy film should aspire to be.

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