Pan’s Labyrinth

Your thinking creates your reality, that’s all there is between you and what happens to you.

After reading the Rediff Oscar predictions for the Best Foreign Language Film I was tempted to watch Pan’s Labyrinth (Mexico’s entry). An encapsulating fairy-tale with a complex political backbone to it, set in the fascist Spain of 1944. A must watch if you are fond of international cinema! Film making at its best. Apparently, the film received 22 minutes of applause at the Cannes Film Festival.

Pan's Labyrinth

The complexity of the film originates from the historical parallel in the story line which is a bit hard to understand at first. The best analogy I found which described this twined storyline a bit better, was in a IMDB message board post (***Spoiler***).

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