Disney might tell us otherwise, but children understand the menace that lurks in a fairy tale. Pan's Labyrinth plays with dark magic, a hideous enchantment spun with grief and torment. It is emotionally devastating and sensuously rich: Details are as sharp as the ching of a straight-edge razor, as strange as the squeal of a magic root. Del Toro enters Ofelia's world with eyes wide open, his vision delirious with fear.
Friday, January 12, 2007
Pan's Labyrinth - Amy Biancolli