“El Laberinto del Fauno” is a spanish/mexican production written and directed by the mexican Guillermo del Toro. The story takes place somewhere in Spain, five years after the Civil War. The fight between the rebels and the army is the background of a fantasy story where Ofelia, a young girl very passionate about fairy tales, is the main character. The story keeps the same rhythm through all the movie and the multiple story lines are very well connected without excessive grasping to any story, character or fact. I also enjoyed the “fight” between the innocence of Ofelia and the hate in the real world.
Title: Laberinto del Fauno, El (english: Pan’s Labyrinth)
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Writer: Guillermo del Toro
Main cast: Ivana Baquero (Ofelia), Sergi Lopéz (Captain Vidal), Maribel Verdú (Mercedes), Doug Jones (Fauno/Pale Man), Ariadna Gil (Carmen)