“With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.”
Thursday, January 25, 2007
A Must See
Have you ever had a dream that was so disturbingly intense that after you woke up it took some time to convince yourself it wasn't real? That's quite close to how you'll feel after seeing Pan's Labyrinth.
I won't put any spoilers here; I'll only say that all the positive hype surrounding this film is entirely warranted. Pan's Labyrinth is brutally beautiful, heart-wrenching and inspiring. And the real genuis of director Guillermo del Torro is how he created a film that has either a very happy ending or a terrible one, depending on what you want to believe.
After all, what is harder to comprehend - a hidden world of fairies and fauns or the horrors humans visit upon one another?