Saturday, March 29, 2014

Pan's Labyrinth - 2006

These are some items from this week's film in class.  Here is a quick synopsis from

In 1944 fascist Spain, a girl, fascinated with fairy-tales, is sent along with her pregnant mother to live with her new stepfather, a ruthless captain of the Spanish army. During the night, she meets a fairy who takes her to an old faun in the center of an ancient labyrinth. He tells her she's a princess, but must prove her royalty by surviving three dangerous tasks. If she fails, she will not prove herself to be the true princess and will never see her real father, the king, again. 

Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) reads the "Book of Dreams."

Poster art for 'Pan's Labyrinth"

Ofelia enters the lair of the Pale Man.

The Pale Man - a monster in the fantasy world.

Captain Vidal (Sergi Lopez) - a monster in the real world.

Director del Toro and his creation, the Faun (Doug Jones), study each other.

More art inspired by the film.


  1. I really enjoyed this movie. I have been thinking about it all day. Thank you for showing it.

  2. Loved this film...the narrative by Del Toro was amazing.

  3. For a film created in Spain I do feel that it was a great cast and that it kept me guessing. The director did superlative job in recreating the setting and time period for the film. I would watch it again.

  4. Check this youtube video out:

  5. I really enjoyed this movie. It was very different than anything I had ever seen. The captain sewing his face after he was cut was a hard scene to watch. The settings were great,.