Ep. 04-26: Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

It’s 1944 and the Allies have invaded Nazi-held Europe. In Spain, soldiers are stationed in a remote forest to flush out the rebels. Capitan Vidal (Sergi Lopez), a murdering sadist, is in charge, and with him are his new wife Carmen (Ariadna Gil) and her daughter from a previous marriage, 11-year-old Ofelia (Ivana Baquero). Ofelia witnesses her stepfather’s sadistic brutality and escapes into Pan’s Labyrinth, a magical world of mythical beings.

Pan’s Labrynth

Finally, we’re in the dark and majestic land of Guillermo del Toro. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), though a predecessor to his Oscar-winning The Shape of Water (2017), does not look almost two decades old. This film resonates on all levels and is as gorgeous as if filmed just yesterday. Join us as we discuss the wonderfully talented del Toro, the captivating cast, and that our memories are so strong with its visuals that we completely forgot it was a foreign film. Listen, as Johnny has the Keys ventures into WWII Spain, where an unhappy girl escapes to a magical land where hope awaits… if you don’t get caught by a child-eating monster.



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