Review Date: 5-9-09
Release Date: 12-29-06 (USA, limited)
Runtime: 119 minutes (depends on foreign language version)
Period: 1944, Spain
Costume Designer: Lala Huete
I don’t even know where to begin with this movie. It is so incredible; it is a breathtaking achievement technically, and it is scary (and fascinating) as hell. This is a fairytale, a fantasy film, a horror film, and it is gorgeous. It is not for children, by any means, so don’t even think about letting your kids see this film. Pan’s Labyrinth has won numerous awards, including the CDG Award for the Fantasy/Feature category, and it handily deserves the accolades. The costumes and the production design of this film are brilliant, and I am still reeling from the film as a whole – this is art, cinematic art, as it was intended!!