Fantastic Fest

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Pan's Labyrinth to open Alamo South Lamar Jan 12

OK Fantastic Fest attendees. It's time to rally and champion a cause. If you are in the same boat as me, seeing Guillermo Del Toro's masterpeice of a film, PAN'S LABYRINTH, at this year's Fantastic Fest was the highlight of my movie year. Picturehouse is releasing the film in Austin on January 12, and I want you guys to go out and start our own pyramid scheme. Beg and implore people to see this film. If your ten friends tell ten friends and so on and so on, it'll keep this film alive and give Guillermo his his chance to finally get some significant Oscar attention. It's a mandate, a moral imperative!

Also, for the opening weekend of Pan's Labyrinth, we'll have Spanish tapas and a Spanish wine flight on the menu. Check out our website for more details or to buy tickets.

"Beautiful and Exhilarating, a fairy tale for Grown-ups" - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"The year's True Masterpiece, the best movie of the year" - The New York Post

PAN'S LABYRINTH is a fanciful and chilling story set against the backdrop of a fascist regime in 1944 rural Spain. It's Alice in Wonderland for grown-ups, with the horrors of both reality and fantasy blended together into an extraordinary, spellbinding fable. The film centers on Ofelia, a lonely and dreamy child living with her mother and adoptive father; a military officer tasked with ridding the area of rebels. In her loneliness, Ofelia creates a world filled with fantastical creatures and secret destinies. With post-war repression at its height, Ofelia must come to terms with her world through a fable of her own creation.

Winner - Best Foreign Language Film - San Francisco Film Critics Circle
Winner - Best Foreign Language Film - New York Critics Online
Winner - Best Foreign Language Film - Washington DC Film Critics Association

Official Pan's Labyrinth Site
Del Toro, Cuaron and Inarritu on the Charlie Rose show. This is a great interview with the three Mexican directors who are obviously very close friends. It gives insight into their process, their collaboration and their sense of humor.
Fantastic Fest reviews of Pan's Labyrinth. Pan's Labyrinth had it's first US screening at Fantastic Fest 2006 at the Alamo South Lamar. This link gives you the collected blog reviews of festival attendees.
Rotten Tomatoes reviews for Pan's Labyrinth. With a stunning 99% positive rating, Pan's Labyrinth is one of the most universally loved and triumphed films of the year. Check out multiple reviews here.
Guillermo Del Toro's Official Site


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