November 22, 2019
Pan’s Labyrinth (35mm)November 22, 2019
Fantasy / 2007 / 118 minutes
No modern filmmaker has mastered the art of the fairytale as successfully as Guillermo del Toro, a fact cemented with his 2006 critically hailed masterpiece Pan's Labyrinth. Set during the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, del Toro's fantasy-drama centers on the experiences of a young girl (Ivana Baquero) who seeks refuge in the fantastical to escape the real-life horrors of war and the sadistic army captain (Sergi Lopez) her mother (Ariadna Gil) has recently married. As with all his films the production design and practical creature work is uniquely and perfectly del Toro, but what sets the horror-loving auteur apart from the pack is his ability to mine rich emotional drama from his monster tales, elevating genre material to arthouse status and crafting indelible stories that appeal to fans of both. A clear precursor to his recent Academy Award winner The Shape of Water. Featuring the performance work of man-in-suit extraordinaire Doug Jones.
Curated by Spoke Art Gallery and featuring a new limited edition poster by Matt Taylor plus an event-exclusive t-shirt by Rucking Fotten