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Center for European Studies presents: Pan's Labyrinth

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Center for European Studies presents: Pan's Labyrinth

Spain, 1944. The Spanish Civil War has been over for five years but small groups of guerrilla rebels continue to fight against the new fascist dictatorship led by Francisco Franco.  Recently remarried Carmen moves with her daughter Ofelia into the house of her new husband, coldly authoritarian Vidal, a captain in Franco’s army.  Captain Vidal (Sergi López) is stationed with his men at an old mill. Carmen is heavily pregnant with Vidal's child. Ofelia's father, a tailor, had died during the war. Finding her new life hard to bear, ten-year-old Ofelia seeks refuge in a mysterious labyrinth she discovers next to the sprawling family house.

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Year: 2006

Spanish Language with English Subtitles.  

Promising Review by a Film Critic: "Pan's Labyrinth is Alice in Wonderland for grown-ups, which the horrors of both reality and fantasy blended together into an extraordinary, spellbinding fable."

Sponsored by the Center for European Studies at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

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