A fantastic film by Catherine Corsini, with great performances from all the actors. Suzanne (Kristin Scott-Thomas) is a well to do middle-aged, married woman (with her doctor husband, Samuel, Yvan Attal) and mother of two teenagers in the south of France. Bored of her idle bourgeois lifestyle, she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist as her husband agrees to fix up a consulting room for her in their backyard. Once Suzanne meets the man hired to do the building, Ivan (Sergi Lopez), they develop a mutual attraction which leads to a torrid affair, which Suzanne decides to sacrifice everything else for. She soon confesses of the affair to Samuel, wanting a divorce. Samuel refuses - he wants her to come back to him, using whatever means possible in his disposal.
‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ is one of my all time favourite films. It rivals the classic ‘Dracula 1931’ in my books. Of course I’m a huge fan of Guillermo del Toro’s; he’s a wonderful director/writer/producer. Not that I can pronounce his name correctly. Any who, the reasons I’m ‘blogging’ about the lovely ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ is because I recently bought the DVD at HMV and decided to re-watch it. Yes, I cried again. It seems I always do cry at films that remind me of my younger days. Yes, I did in fact dream of a faun when I was younger. I’m not afraid to admit it either. Hopefully I will see him again. Here are some lovely screen shots of the phenomenal ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’. I highly suggest you watch this masterpiece.
Above is my favourite creature from the film.
The Beautifully talented Ophelia (Ivana Baquero).
The Sadistic Captain Vidal (Sergi López).
The Faun (Doug Jones).