Pans Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun by Guillermo del ToroFans of dark fairy-tales like The Hazel Wood and The Cruel Prince will relish this atmospheric and absorbing book based on Guillermo del Toro’s critically acclaimed movie.
Oscar winning writer-director Guillermo del Toro and New York Times bestselling author Cornelia Funke have come together to transform del Toro’s hit movie Pan’s Labyrinth into an epic and dark fantasy novel for readers of all ages, complete with haunting illustrations and enchanting short stories that flesh out the folklore of this fascinating world.
This spellbinding tale takes readers to a sinister, magical, and war-torn world filled with richly drawn characters like trickster fauns, murderous soldiers, child-eating monsters, courageous rebels, and a long-lost princess hoping to be reunited with her family.
A brilliant collaboration between masterful storytellers that’s not to be missed.
Pan’s Labyrinth Full Movie
The Faun is one of the characters that appeared in the film, Pan's Labyrinth. The Faun has a more goat like appearance with ram like horns and milky eyes. According to Guillermo del Toro, the Faun is "a creature that is neither good or evil He doesn't care if she dies or lives. He appears to an old faun when he first encountered Ofelia, but as the film progresses, he ages reversely, looking like his younger self near the end of the film. The Faun appears when the fairy leads Ofelia into the labyrinth, where she meets him.
Sign in. Stars on the purple carpet at the Emmys decide which TV show characters would make great superheroes or supervillains , and more., Between his modest comic book hits Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army , imaginative Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro made a film that was darker and more in Spanish: Pan's Labyrinth , a horror-tinged fairy tale set in Spain, under fascist rule. Like many of del Toro's films, it's a political allegory as well as a gothic fantasy.
Posted on Wednesday, April 3rd, by Ethan Anderton. In the film, a twisted fairy tale clashes with Spanish fascism as an year old girl becomes embroiled in a war she wants no part of. But it all comes at a tragic cost. The book includes incredible illustrations and added short stories that help flesh out the world of this fantasy parable. In Spain, a troop of soldiers are sent to a remote forest to flush out the rebels. They are led by Capitan Vidal, a murdering sadist, and with him are his new wife Carmen and her daughter from a previous marriage, year-old Ofelia. This spellbinding tale takes readers to a sinister, magical, and war-torn world filled with richly drawn characters like trickster fauns, murderous soldiers, child-eating monsters, courageous rebels, and a long-lost princess hoping to be reunited with her family.
New fairy-tales provide a deeper look into the story of evil men, a trickster faun, and a long-lost princess. The good news? It is said that long, long ago, there lived a princess in an underground realm, where neither lies nor pain exist, who dreamt of the human world. Princess Moanna dreamt of a perfect blue sky and an infinite sea of clouds; she dreamt of the sun and the grass and the taste of rain. So, one day the princess escaped her guards and came to our world. Soon the sun erased all her memories and she forgot who she was or where she came from. She wandered the earth, suffering cold, sickness, and pain.
On first viewing, it is challenging to comprehend a movie that on the one hand provides fauns and fairies, and on the other hand creates an inhuman sadist in the uniform of Franco's fascists. The fauns and fantasies are seen only by the year-old heroine, but that does not mean she's "only dreaming;" they are as real as the fascist captain who murders on the flimsiest excuse. The coexistence of these two worlds is one of the scariest elements of the film; they both impose sets of rules that can get an year-old killed. The Mexican director responded strongly to the horror lurking under the surface of classic fairy tales and had no interest in making a children's film, but instead a film that looked horror straight in the eye. He also rejected all the hackneyed ideas for the creatures of movie fantasy and created with his Oscar-winning cinematographer, art director and makeup people a faun, a frog and a horrible Pale Man whose skin hangs in folds from his unwholesome body. The time is in Spain.