Guillermo del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth” is a moral fairy tale for adults about changing from being selfish to selfless and the choice between sacrificing yourself for others or sacrificing the innocent for your own gain.
Fascinating historical setting in post-war Spain. Incredible locations, production design, costumes and last but not least casting. Everything is just slightly other-worldly.
At times rather brutal – but mostly darkly beautiful and haunting.
(Spanish with English subtitles)