Favorite Foreign Films: Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

Film: Pan’s Labyrinth
Country: Mexico/Spain/USA
Director: Guillermo del Toro

Wildly stylish. Achingly dramatic. Forebodingly creepy. There are many ways to describe Guillermo del Toro’s dramatic fantasy, set in 1944 Spain. Ivana Baquero is perfect in the role of young Ofelia, taking refuge from the horrors of daily life with her fascist stepfather by visiting a vibrant fantasy world. Creature and production designs are top-notch, as is Guillermo’s direction. An experience not soon forgotten!
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