BFI Film Classics

Pan's Labyrinth

Authors: Diestro-Dópido, Mar

  • Pan's Labyrinth is a cult film but there is no other single study of the film or of del Toro's work
  • The film will be a highlight of the BFI's 'Gothic Season' in 2013 and director del Toro has agreed to contribute to the season
  • Richly illustrated with stills from the film, and has limited edition cover artwork
  • Contains an entirely new interview with del Toro
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About this book

Guillermo del Toro's cult masterpiece, Pan's Labyrinth (2006), won a total of 76 awards and is one of the most commercially successful Spanish-language films ever made. Blending the world of monstrous fairytales with the actual horrors of post-Civil War Spain, the film's commingling of real and fantasy worlds speaks profoundly to our times.

Immersing herself in the nightmarish world that del Toro has so minutely orchestrated, Mar Diestro-Dópido explores the cultural and historical contexts surrounding the film. Examining del Toro's ground-breaking use of mythology, this book resists a definitive reading of the film – instead exposing the techniques, themes and cultural references that combine in Pan's Labyrinth to spawn an uncontainable plurality of meanings, which only multiply on contact with the viewer.

This special edition features an exclusive interview with del Toro and original cover artwork by Santiago Caruso.

About the authors

Mar Diestro-Dópido is a film critic based in London. She is a regular contributor to, and researcher for, Sight & Sound, and has written for Little White Lies, Dazed & Confused and Vertigo, as well as various academic books and journals.

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-84457-745-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $19.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84457-641-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pan's Labyrinth
Authors
Series Title
BFI Film Classics
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave BFI
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-84457-745-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84457-745-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84457-641-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
104
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