Sunday, February 11, 2007
Went last night to see Pan's Labyrinth and was completely blown away. This spectacular, Gothic fairy tale set in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War tells the story of a young girl caught in a desperate struggle between Franco's fascists and the resistance fighters they have been sent to destroy. It weaves her fantasy world of fauns, pixies and terrifying monsters into the brutality and gore of a fight to the death between a sadistic army general and partisans attacking from the Pyrenees.
The writing, acting, cinematography, special effects and score are all top notch. The film fully deserves its six Oscar nominations. I can't recommend it enough!