So yesterday in our CI class we watched Pan’s Labyrinth. It was a rather creepy, disturbing, yet also entertaining film. I would have liked a warning that it would be spooky at times but I turned out fine. No nightmares or anything yet. Also, I want to watch more Spanish films now because it was much better than I expected.
It was interesting how the parallel between magic and reality was portrayed in the film. To some it can be seen that magic does exist in that world, but I think it’s a way to show how Ofelia copes with the very extreme issues around her. In a way, I believe the film’s message is that even in the darkest of times, if you know where to look, you’ll find hope, and that hope can help you get through those moments.