Director: Guillermo del Toro Run Time: 118 min. Format: DCP Rating: R
Release Year: 2007Language: Spanish with English Subtitles
Starring: Álex Angulo, Ariadna Gil, Doug Jones, Ivana Baquero, Maribel Verdú, Pablo Adán, Sergi López
The fate of a young girl begins her extraordinary story in Guillermo del Toro’s dark fairy-tale, PAN’S LABYRINTH.
Not only does Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth begin with the ending of the young heroine dying (the rest of the story is told in flashback) but film critic Jim Emerson says that this scene actually contains the entire film in one shot. Walking the thin line between horror and fantasy Pan’s Labyrinth blurs both worlds as the young Ofelia lives in the brutal reality of post-Civil War Spain in 1944 and a fairy tale world where she must complete a series of tasks and be led through a labyrinth to rule with her father, the King. Leaving the audience to wonder what is real and what’s imagined.
Part of Nitehawk’s January THE END IS THE BEGINNING brunch series.