Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) Review

Geek Is The New Black

I am a huge fan a foreign films, but I have a certain weak spot for Spanish films in particular. I also can not understand why some people dislike watching a film in it’s original language with subtitles, because, personally, I wouldn’t watch them any other way. I also think that many foreign horror/ fantasy movies are *that* much better than most American ones. Pan’s Labyrinth is the film I most frequently use as an example when explaining this point of view to people. 

Image At the Cannes Film Festival it received a 22 minute standing ovation.

It is a dark fantasy film set in Franco Spain, not long after the Spanish Civil war. In a way it acts as a sister movie to Guillermo del Toro’s 2001 film, ‘The Devil’s Backbone’, which has similar themes, but was set during the civil war. The story follows a young girl, Ofelia (Ivana…

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