Pan’s Labyrinth

Go see Pan’s Labyrinth*. Seriously.

Though one thing bugs me about it. The title “El Laberinto del Fauno” translated to “Pan’s Labyrinth” which would mean that “Fauno” would be “Pan” — but in the actual subtitles, they never once say “Pan” and instead call the creature “Faun.” This bugged me more than it should have.

Pan’s Labyrinth was one of about four movies that I wanted to see at TIFF but couldn’t on account of it selling out before individual tickets went on sale. The massively positive buzz that it received during the course of that festival further fueled my own preconceived hype. Well, it lived up to it. Great film.

* Protip: leave site open to listen to what seems like the entire soundtrack. I’m guessing bandwidth wasn’t a concern here.

Update: Good AP article on Pan’s Labyrinth.

Modal image