100 Word Review – Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

This is not a light film, you have been warned.

Set in 1940s Spain, Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) escapes from the horrors closing in on her into creepy, captivating fantasy world based on the fairy tales she loves so much. Led by a faun (Doug Jones), Ofelia completes quests to prove herself.

Another fairytale that is Grimm in every sense, it deconstructs the psyche of a child trapped in an impossible situation.

Written and directed by the hugely talented Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Cronos), unsurprisingly it won three Oscars including make-up and cinematography and is currently the 126th on IMDb’s Top 250.

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