Review: Pan’s Labyrinth

Mexican-born director Guillermo Del Toro seamlessly blends two supposedly juxtaposed film genres in this 2006 Spanish masterpiece: the fairy-tale and the brutal war narrative. Set in Spain in 1944, after the end of the Spanish Civil War, young Ofelia is taken with her pregnant mother to their new home of her new Fascist stepfather, Captain Vidal. Deep in the sloping forests of the Spanish countryside, … Continue reading Review: Pan’s Labyrinth