1.09.2007

Chromewaves Sees Pan's Labyrinth


Chromewaves is surprised that such a well reviewed film, Pan's Labyrinth, is only showing on one screen in Toronto.
"A fair bit has been made about the violence in the film, and while it's definitely violent - this is not a film for children, not even close - I don't really see the "gore" that some have commented on. If anything, the violence is exceedingly dispassionate. To me, gore implies excess or sensationalism and there's none of that in Pan's Labyrinth. Even the fantasy scenes are rather subdued, all things considered, though that's not meant to take away from the imaginativeness and attention to detail that does appear.

I don't know that Pan's Labyrinth is the best film of 2006, as all the accolades being heaped upon it might imply, but it is a powerful one if more than a little depressing. But it's undoubtedly one worth seeing and certainly deserving of more than one screen in all of Toronto."
They've limited its venues in the Bay Area as well, to only SF. I'm not sure why it's not in wide release. I guess it's part of their marketing strategy, to build some kind of frustration buzz, which I find annoying.

[Chromewaves]

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