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  • A must watch for folks who believe in fairy tales

    • by jabroni
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      I recently caught this Spanish movie Pan’s Labyrinth. A “fairy tale” set in the backdrop of WW2, in the mountains of Spain where the Facist regime was trying to stamp out the rebellion and the Allies were waging war against the Nazis in Europe.

      The fairy tale line is about the princess of the Underworld, who dreamt about the blue skies above, and she wandered up and was blinded by the sun, and in that instant,


      lost her memories of who she was.

      Her father, the King of the underworld, was distraugt at her disappearance and sent his servants to seek her.

      But they could not find her.

      The king believed deep in his heart, that she would one day return to him, though she may not be in the same body, her soul would be recognised by his servants who remained above, seeking her out.

      The movie begins with the a ...


      • girl, Ofelia who is on her way with her mother to meet her stepfather, her mother’s new husband, the Captain of the Facist army, camped out in the mountains (to weed out the rebellion army).

        Along the way, she meets a huge grasshopper which turns out to be a fairy who follows her to the mountain cabin.

        And there she is led to meet with a Faun, one of the King’s servants, who sets her 3

        tasks which she must completes before she can re-enter her kingdom of the Underworld.

        The movie is highly entertaining as there is intrigue in the Captain’s household.

        His maid, Mercedes is spying for the rebellion army, tipping them off.

        The movie has its dark moments when the girl, Ofelia goes through her tasks, all of which carry elements of danger that cause her to risk her life.

        My recommendation: A must watch for folks who believe in fairy tales!




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