Director: Guillermo Del Toro
2007, 118min., R
Cast: Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Doug Jones, Ariadne Gil.
Free with any Trinity ID! Guillermo Del Toro’s extraordinary film has the vision to treat the fairy tale fantasy of a young girl with the same degree of seriousness as it does the very real terrors of her everyday life. Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) is an imaginative 11-year-old whose mother moves in with the sadistic Captain Vidal in Franco’s fascist Spain. As the Captain hunts down the last partisans hiding in the forest, Ofelia turns inward to the world of an underground labyrinth ruled by Pan, a mysterious faun-like apparition (Doug Jones of Del Toro’s Hellboy). Pan gives her three tasks to prove that she is the Princess Moanna, the ruler of this supernatural kingdom. Writer/director De Toro won the Academy Award for Cinematography. Don’t miss a rare chance to experience this surreal masterpiece on the big screen. “The beauty of Pan’s Labyrinth exists for its own sake. The magic has a purpose.” Stuart Klawans, The Nation.