TMHE – Episode #36: “Pan’s Labyrinth” (2006 film)

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: the 2006 dark fantasy film “Pan’s Labyrinth” written, directed, and co-produced by Guillermo del Toro. Set during the summer of 1944, five years after the Spanish Civil War, the story of the film centres upon a 10 year-old girl called Ofelia (played by Ivana Baquero) who encounters a faun (played by Doug Jones) within an abandoned stone labyrinth and discovers that she is the reincarnated princess of a mythical world. However, to prove that she really is who she believed to be, the faun sets Ofelia three tests for her to complete – but Ofelia also has to contend with her psychopathic stepfather Captain Vidal (played by Sergi López) and she also has to attend to her pregnant mother Carmen (played by Ariadna Gil). The film also stars Maribel Verdú ad Mercedes, Vidal’s housekeeper and a secret member of the Spanish Marquis.

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