The story of a child who finds the peace he seeks in the world he creates and who can get rid of the horrors of the war he fell into with only dreams is told in “Pan’s Labyrinth”.
Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) has a hard time after her father’s death. When her tailoring mother struggles to make a living, she has to marry a captain who served in the Spanish civil war, and Ofelia settles with her mother as her stepfather’s headquarters. Here he is sheltered in his books and imaginary heroes, whose only friend is due to the ill-treatment of his stepfather and the tension of the conflict environment. No matter how upset Ofelia, this situation creates a great opportunity for her to have great adventures with her imaginary heroes.
“Pan’s Labyrinth” is a movie that encompasses the audience and makes things happen with its story and actors’ performance (especially with the excellent performance of Ivana Baquero, a little boy at that time). The drama, violence and tension of the war are explained very well from the eyes of a little girl. I recommend you to watch this 3 Oscar awarded movie.