Apr 6, 2011

30 Days of Film (26): Favorite Foreign Language Film

Pan's Labyrinth. I am such a sucker for high fantasy, and the fact that it has awesome allegory too is just icing on the cake. The special effect's are amazing, the pacing is great and the story is classic.

The main character is a little girl named Ofelia as she is shipped off to her stepfather's house. Her stepfather happens to be a commander in the Spanish army so there is a ton of military action in the real world. To cope with the war around her, she gets lost in a fantasy world controlled by a faun who tells her she is a princess and she must accomplish three goals to prove to the King and Queen of the realm that she is in fact the princess. I highly recommend it, even if you have to watch it with crappy dubbing.