Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Pan's Labyrinth

I saw the beautiful Pan's Labyrinth last week. What an amazing film! It's a stunning fairytale for adults, but I have to say that there were some pretty gruesome scenes sprinkled throughout. Nonetheless, I was so enchanted by this film that it made it to my list of favorites.


Kim Carney said...

I was so looking forward to it. some scenes were so terrible. I wanted more magic and less blood ;)

Debbie Egizio said...

I know what you mean, I tend to like sweet movies like Babe but when you think about it, the gore in the fairy tale part of this movie truly paralled the history of what was happening at the time. The director is very effective in conveying the reality and the ugliness of war. He did so in both stories in this movie. I think that her fairy tale was a reflection of what was going on around her and it was bloody and ugly and still she was able to experience beauty in the things around her. It was an escape from a terrible reality. I think we forget that fairy tales were often told in this same way to teach people to be careful and aware of the dangers in the world. I still love this film even though I had to close my eyes to get through some of the scenes.