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Pan's Labyrinth

Friday, September 12, 2014  >  7 p.m.

Saturday, September 13, 2014  >  2 p.m. + 7 p.m.

Sunday, September 14, 2014  >  2 p.m.

Woodland Theater of Davies Center

Winner of three Academy Awards and nominated as Best Foreign Language Film, this gothic fairy tale is set against the postwar repression of Franco's Spain. The story unfolds through the eyes of Ofelia (Ivana Baquero), a dreamy little girl who is uprooted to a military outpost in rural Spain commanded by her new stepfather. Powerless and lonely in the presence of unfathomable crueltly, Ofelia lives out her own dark fable in an old, neglected garden labyrinth filled with fantastical creatures, presided over by a teasing, inscrutable Faun (Doug Jones). Here Ofelia will come to terms with the world as she now knows it — and with the monsters that live not only in her imagination, but in her daily life. 

"Set in a dark Spanish forest in a very dark time — 1944, when Spain was still in the early stages of the fascist nightmare from which the rest of Europe was painfully starting to awaken ... Pan’s Labyrinth is a political fable in the guise of a fairy tale. Or maybe it's the other way around," wrote A.O. Scott in The New York Times. "The brilliance of Pan’s Labyrinth is that its current of imaginative energy runs both ways. If this is magic realism, it is also the work of a real magician. ... He uses the feverish inventiveness of a vulnerable child’s imagination as the basis for his own utterly original, seamlessly effective exploration of power, corruption and resistance."

Sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire International Film Society

Free admission with a Blugold Card or Campus Films Pass

Community members interested in attending a campus film screening may buy a Campus Films Pass at the Service Center, 715-836-3727, in the east lobby of Davies Center. Campus Films Passes are valid throughout the 2014–15 academic year. Individual film series memberships are $4; a family membership is $10.


Mexico + Spain + United States 2006
118 minutes
In Spanish subtitled in English
Rated R for graphic violence and some language
Directed by Guillermo del Toro


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