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El laberinto del fauno

Guillermo del Toro Spain, 2006

Kevin Matthews's rating of the film Pan's Labyrinth

For teenagers who have the patience, and for adult viewers, this is a powerful enchantment. Del Toro himself is the insect/fairy who takes our hand and takes us slowly and surely into an underworld as beautiful as it is dark, reassuring us at every step that we have nothing to fear, as long as we remember everything he is telling us. It's a tale of familial love, a tale of grief, a tale of war, and a tale of tales.