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Pan’s Labyrinth: A Guillermo del Toro 60th Birthday Celebration

Part of Cinema Significa

Wednesday, October 9 · view days & times
Venue: Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

Free Tickets

2006 | R | 1 hr 59 min

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López

Join us at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas on October 9th for a special FREE screening of Pan's Labyrinth as we celebrate the 60th birthday of visionary filmmaker Guillermo del Toro on his milestone day!

An Academy Award–winning dark fable set five years after the end of the Spanish Civil War, Pan’s Labyrinth encapsulates the rich visual style and genre-defying craft of Guillermo del Toro. Eleven-year-old Ofelia (Ivana Baquero, in a mature and tender performance) comes face to face with the horrors of fascism when she and her pregnant mother are uprooted to the countryside, where her new stepfather (Sergi López), a sadistic captain in General Francisco Franco’s army, hunts down Republican guerrillas refusing to give up the fight.

The violent reality in which Ofelia lives merges seamlessly with her fantastical interior world when she meets a faun in a decaying labyrinth and is set on a strange, mythic journey that is at once terrifying and beautiful. In his revisiting of this bloody period in Spanish history, del Toro creates a vivid depiction of the monstrosities of war infiltrating a child’s imagination and threatening the innocence of youth.

In Spanish with English subtitles.

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Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas
ArtsQuest Center
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015
610-332-1300
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