Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

A Wonderful Fairytale intertwined with harsh reality.  This is not the light-hearted Tinkerbell fairytale you might hink it is... It's dark, Tim Burtonish type stuff, and it's beautiful.  It isa bit scary at times, defitniely not for children, might scare the hell out of them, but it has really interesting characters and a really interesting story, like a much darker "Chronicles of Narnia".

The fairytale is intertwined with a story of the Spanish Resistance in Red Spain during WWII.  The themes in the story cover resistance, rebellion, Trust, Ethics of warfare, Parent-Child Relationships, Imagination.

I highly recommend it, it is VERY Cool. A sort of Alice in Wonderland for grown-ups.  It is very captivating and I was enthralled for the entire time I watched it.  A Search for something greater amongst the obstacles of Darkness and Evil... and standing for something greater than yourself.  I loved the juxtaposition of the evils of torture and war set against the imagination of a child.

The movie is Spanish with English Subtitles and it got a 96% rating at Rotten Tomatoes.

I highly recommend it. :)




Zahira said...

me going for spanish film festival yay

Precious Modest Clothes - Islamic Clothing said...

Salaam. I just came across your blog and it's pretty cool. I LOVE Pan's Labryinth... For some reason my sisters & brothers and I always laugh about the creature that was helping the girl. He sounded so funny when he said "Absolutely Nada!"... We're silly I guess. :)