El Laberinto del fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth) 2006.
I went to see Pan’s Labyrinth a week or so ago, it was beautiful, sad and gruesome in it’s violence…
The plot is not totally predictable, but I was expecting to spend more time in the labyrinth, as Moanna, the protagonist – a sweet young girl who finds herself the step daughter of a sadistic army officer, escapes into a fantasy world. As the story goes Moanna is actually the reincarnated daughter of the King and Queen of the underworld, and Pan, the creature she meets in the labyrinth, must see proof that she has not become mortal, there setting her strange tasks, that can lead only to trouble… All the fantasy creatures are darkly fascinating, the fairies were cool, and there are a few moments where you are on the edge of your seat… (well I was anyway).
Definitely one to see on the big screen, but take care as it is very violent, don’t take any kids along!