Pan's Labyrinth

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

Genres - Drama, Fantasy, War  |   Sub-Genres - Magic Realist Film  |   Release Date - Oct 10, 2006  |   Run Time - 118 min.  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Pan's Labyrinth, originally known in Spanish as El Laberinto del Fauno (The Labyrinth of the Faun), is a 2006 Spanish-Mexican war dark fantasy film written and directed by Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. It was produced and distributed by Esperanto Films.

The story takes place in Spain in May–June 1944, five years after the Spanish Civil War, during the early Francoist period. The narrative of the film intertwines this real world with a mythical world centered on an overgrown abandoned labyrinth and a mysterious faun creature, with whom the main character, Ofelia, interacts. Ofelia's stepfather, the Falangist Captain Vidal, hunts the Spanish Maquis who fight against the Francoist regime in the region, while Ofelia's pregnant mother Carmen grows increasingly ill. Ofelia meets several strange and magical creatures who become central to her story, leading her through the trials of the old labyrinth garden. The film employs make-up, animatronics, and CGI effects to bring life to its creatures.

Del Toro stated that he considers the story to be a parable, influenced by fairy tales, and that it addresses and continues themes related to his earlier film The Devil's Backbone (2001), to which Pan's Labyrinth is a spiritual successor, according to del Toro in his director's commentary on the DVD. The original Spanish title refers to the fauns of Roman mythology, while the English, German, and French titles refer specifically to the faun-like Greek deity Pan. However, del Toro has stated that the faun in the film is not Pan.

The film premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. It was released in the United Kingdom on 24 November 2006. In the United States and Canada, the film was given a limited release on 29 December 2006, with a wide release on 19 January 2007. Pan's Labyrinth opened to widespread critical acclaim. The film won numerous international awards, including three Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards including Best Film Not in the English Language, the Ariel Award for Best Picture, the Saturn Awards for Best International Film and Best Performance by a Younger Actor for Ivana Baquero and the 2007 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form.

Movie Info

Budget

$19,000,000

Box Office

$83,862,032

Tags

Army, Coming Of Age/Teen, Cruelty, Cult, Fairy, Fairy Tale, Faun, Hiding, King, Labyrinth, Love, Mind-Bending/Experimental, Myths/Legends/Magic, Ofelia, Princess, Resistance, Servant, Spain, Supernatural/Monsters, Violent, Woods

Attributes

Filming Location: Madrid
Narrative Location: Spain
Subject: human pregnancy, monster movies, Spanish Civil War
Time Period: 1944

Alternate Titles

Faunův labyrint
A faun labirintusa
HU
El Laberinto del Fauno
AR, CL, EC, IN, PH, ZA, ES
El laberinto del fauno
CO, MX, PA
Faunens labyrint
FI
Faunin labyrintti
FI
Faunov labyrint
SK
Faunův labyrint
CZ
Favnov labirint
SI
Ha'mavokh shel Pan
IL
Hezartoo-ye Pen
IR
Il labirinto del Fauno
IT
Laberinto del fauno
DO
Labirintul lui Pan
RO
Labirynt fauna
PL
Le labyrinthe de Pan
CA, FR
Mê Cung Của Pan
VN
O Labirinto do Fauno
BR, PT
Paani labürint
EE
Pan'ın Labirenti
TR
Pan's Labyrinth
, AU, CA, EG, FI, IN, ID, JP, NL, SG, TH, AE, GB, US
Pāna labirints
LV
Pano labirintas
LT
Panov labirint
HR
Pans labyrint
DK, FI, SE
Pans Labyrint
NO
Pans Labyrinth
DE
Pavnis labirinti
GE
The Labyrinth of the Faun
Ο λαβύρινθος του Πάνα
GR
Лабіринт Фавна
UA
Лабиринт Фавна
RU
Лабиринтът на фавна
BG
Панов лавиринт
RS
パンズ・ラビリンス
JP
潘神的迷宫
CN
羊男的迷宮
TW
魔間迷宮
HK
판의 미로 - 오필리아와 세 개의 열쇠
KR