El Laberinto Del Fauno

Posted on 26. Dec, 2009 by in Mexico, Spain

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Plot: 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 the labyrinth. He tells her she’s a princess, but must prove her royalty by surviving three gruesome tasks. If she fails, she will never prove herself to be the the true princess and will never see her real father, the king, again. Written by Tim

Why See It: The highest grossing Spanish language movie of all times was #1 on Roger Ebert’s list of Top Ten Films of 2006.

Cast: Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Doug Jones

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3 Responses to “El Laberinto Del Fauno”

  1. [...] El Laberinto Del Fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth) – 2006 Set in post-Civil War Spain in 1944, this Academy Award winner, directed by Guillermo del Toro, is the highest grossing Spanish language movie of all time. The movie tells the tale of Ofelia (Ivana Baquero), a young girl who travels between two worlds. One is a world of fantasy and imagination, while the other is the harsh reality of life in rural Spain, where her mother’s second husband, a lieutenant in the fascist Spanish army, is attempting to brutally suppress an armed resistance.  The two worlds merge together as a character in Ofelia’s imaginary world (The Faun) orders her to carry out tasks in the real world. [...]

  2. [...] Pan’s Labyrinth – It takes place in Spain in May and June, 1944, after the Spanish Civil War, during the Franquist repression. Also present is the main character Ofelia’s fantasy world which centers around an overgrown abandoned labyrinth.” [...]

  3. [...] A spoof of contemporary Spanish movies, including Volver, El Laberinto del Fauno, Los Otros, and [...]

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