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Pan's Labyrinth

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Original title
El laberinto del fauno
Running time
112 min.
Spain Spain
Guillermo del Toro
Javier Navarrete
Guillermo Navarro
Co-production Spain-Mexico-United States;
Estudios Picasso, Tequila Gang, Telecinco, Sententia Entertainment, Esperanto Filmoj, Wild Bunch
Fantasy. Drama. Thriller | Small Town Life (Non-North American). 1940s. Spanish Post-War. Monsters. Fairy Tales / Fables
Synopsis / Plot
In 1944, the third year of peace a thirteen-year-old girl, Ofelia moves to asmall village with her mother, Carmen who is in the last stages of pregnancy.Vidal, a cruel captain of the Francoist army and Carmen’s new husband isstationed in this village but Ofelia feels no affection whatsoever for thisman. Vidal’s mission is to finish off the last traces of republican resistancehidden in the mountains of the region. Vidal’s centre of operations is also tobe found here in a mill where Mercedes, a young girl in charge of the othermembers of the domestic staff and the doctor who will be in charge of Carmen inher delicate state of health are also waiting for them. One night Ofeliadiscovers the ruins of a labyrinth where she meets a faun, a strange creaturewho makes an incredible revelation. Ofelia is in fact a princess, the last ofher line, and they have been waiting for her for a long time. To return to hermagic kingdom, the girl must face three trials before the full moon.
2006: 3 Academy Awards: Best Cinematography, Art Direction, Makeup. 6 Nominations
2006: Nomination for Golden Globes: Best Foreign Language Picture
2006: 7 Goya Awards, including Original Screenplay, Actress revelación (Baquero)
2006: 3 BAFTA Awards: Best Costume, Makeup, and Foreign Languaje Film. 8 Nom.
2006: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
2006: National Board of Review (NBR): Top películas extranjeras del año
2006: Film Critics Circle of New York: Best Cinematography
2006: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Production Design. 2 Nominations
2006: 2 Nominations Critics' Choice Awards: Best Foreign Language Film, Young Actress
2006: National Board of Review (NBR): Top Foreign Films of the Year
2006: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Cinematography. 2 Nominations
2006: Chicago Film Critics Association: 2 Nom., incl. Best Foreign Language Film
2006: 2 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards, including Best Cinematography
2006: Ariel Awards: 9 Awards including Best Film and Director. 12 Nominations
2006: Forqué Awards: Best Film
2007: Sur Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
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