Pan’s Labyrinth


In 1965, Bob Dylan teased the squares by stating, “Something is happening but you don’t know what it is.” The same could be said for childhood and Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) is a film that takes childhood seriously—as opposed to the way it is usually portrayed in big-budget, effects-laden films. Join us for a conversation about a film sometimes compared to the work of C. S. Lewis but one we find is more like that work of Miguel de Cervantes and Hayao Miyazaki.

If you’re interested in learning more about the director of Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water, and other (literally) fantastic thrillers, check out Guillermo del Toro: The Iconic Filmmaker and His Work.

Follow us on X or Letterboxd–and let us know what you’d like us to watch! Incredible bumper music by John Deley. The opening interview clip of Guillermo del Toro can be found here.

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