Set in post-Civil War Spain in 1944, "Pan's Labyrinth" is a dark fantasy film that intertwines the real world with a mythical realm. The story follows a young girl named Ofelia who, along with her pregnant mother, moves to the countryside to live with her new stepfather, a ruthless captain of the Spanish army. Amidst the backdrop of political unrest and brutal repression, Ofelia discovers a mysterious labyrinth.
Guided by a faun who believes her to be the reincarnation of a lost princess, she is given three tasks to prove her identity. As Ofelia delves deeper into the labyrinth, the lines between reality and fantasy blur, leading to a haunting and tragic conclusion.
- Release Date: December 29, 2006 (USA)
- Duration: 118 minutes
- Rating: R (for graphic violence and some language)
- Country of Origin: Spain
Cast & Crew
- Main Cast:
- Ivana Baquero as Ofelia
- Sergi López as Captain Vidal
- Maribel Verdú as Mercedes
- Doug Jones as The Faun/Pale Man
- Director: Guillermo del Toro
- Producers: Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón, Bertha Navarro, Frida Torresblanco, and Álvaro Augustin
- Writers: Guillermo del Toro
Where to Watch
United States (US)
There are currently no streaming offers in the US.
Stream: Currently, there are no streaming options available in the US.
Buy/Rent: Movie enthusiasts in the US can purchase or rent the film on platforms such as Apple TV, Amazon Video, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Vudu, Microsoft Store, Redbox, DIRECTV, AMC on Demand, and Spectrum On Demand.
There are currently no streaming offers in the AU.
Stream: Aussies can stream the movie on Shudder, Shudder Amazon Channel, AMC+, AMC+ Amazon Channel, and AMC Plus Apple TV Channel.
Buy/Rent: For those looking to buy or rent, options include Apple TV, Google Play Movies, YouTube, and Beamafilm.
United Kingdom (GB)
There are currently no streaming offers in the GB.
Stream: In the UK, the movie is available for streaming on Netflix, ITVX, STUDIOCANAL PRESENTS Apple TV Channel, Studiocanal Presents Amazon Channel, and Netflix basic with Ads.
Buy/Rent: Options for purchase or rent include Amazon Video, Apple TV, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Rakuten TV, and Sky Store.
There are currently no streaming offers in the BR.
Stream: Brazilians can stream the movie on NOW.
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There are currently no streaming offers in the ES.
Stream: Currently, there are no streaming options available in Spain.
Buy/Rent: For those in Spain, the movie is available for purchase or rent on Movistar Plus, Mitele, and Amazon Video.
There are currently no streaming offers in the FR.
Stream: In France, the movie can be streamed on FILMO, Shadowz, Filmo Amazon Channel, and Shadowz Amazon Channel.
Buy/Rent: Options for purchase or rent include Apple TV, Google Play Movies, Orange VOD, YouTube, FILMO, Canal VOD, Rakuten TV, Universcine, Bbox VOD, and Amazon Video.
There are currently no streaming offers in the CA.
Stream: Canadians can stream the movie on Crave Starz, Shudder Amazon Channel, AMC+ Amazon Channel, and Starz Amazon Channel.
Buy/Rent: For those looking to buy or rent, options include Apple TV, Microsoft Store, and Amazon Video.
- Production Company: Estudios Picasso, Tequila Gang, Esperanto Filmoj
- Filming Locations: Spain, primarily in the region of Segovia and the forests of Navarredonda.
- Budget: $19 million
- Box Office Collection: Over $83 million worldwide
Awards & Nominations
"Pan's Labyrinth" was met with critical acclaim and received numerous awards and nominations. Some of the most notable include:
- Academy Awards (2007):
- Won: Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Makeup
- Nominated: Best Original Screenplay, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Original Score
- BAFTA Awards (2007):
- Won: Best Film Not in the English Language, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup & Hair
- Nominated: Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design
- Goya Awards (2007):
- Won: Best New Actress (Ivana Baquero), Best Cinematography, Best Special Effects, among others.
- Nominated: Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay
Reviews & Reception
Critical Reception: "Pan's Labyrinth" was universally lauded by critics for its rich storytelling, intricate design, and the seamless blend of historical and fantastical elements.
The film holds a 95% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on reviews, with the consensus reading, "Guillermo del Toro's dark fairy tale is a visually stunning, thought-provoking fable of the innocence of youth facing the horrors of war."
Roger Ebert praised the film, stating, "Pan's Labyrinth is a profound movie telling a simple story, not always an easy thing to do."
Audience Reception: Audiences were equally captivated by the film's haunting beauty and its poignant narrative. Many viewers appreciated the depth of the characters, especially Ofelia, whose journey of discovery resonated with many.
Box Office Performance: On a modest budget of $19 million, "Pan's Labyrinth" grossed over $83 million worldwide, making it a significant success. It also became one of the highest-grossing Spanish films of all time.