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El laberinto del fauno

Guillermo del Toro Spain, 2006

Malt Frisky's rating of the film Pan's Labyrinth

Guillermo's masterpiece, whatever you say about his future blockbusters he had a story that somehow made a balance between the Spanish civil war and a gothic fantasy fairy tale with child eating monsters and a forest walking seven foot goat that worked. Heartbreaking in it's finally conclusion given how ambiguous it leaves us whether the mystical creatures were an escapism for Ofelia given the violence around her.