Friday, February 02, 2007

El Laberinto del Fauna

Guillermo del Toro never ceases to amaze. I specifically didn't read or watch too much about Pan's Labyrinth - I didn't even know it was a Spanish-language film.

Taking place in Spain during the Spanish Civil War, it's a fairy tale with a touch of horror and a bit of violence. Extremely intense. It draws you into another world, and by the time it's over, you feel like you need to come up for air.

And there's the fascinating allegory of denying self, defying what you're supposed to do (as expected by everyone around you), and following your true nature. At least that's what I got out of it.

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