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El laberinto del fauno
2006 | Color | 119:00

The year is 1944. Thirteen-year-old Ofelia and her mother Carmen move to a small town due to the work of her stepfather, a cruel captain in the Francoist army whose mission is to quell republican resistance in the area. Ofelia discovers the ruins of a labyrinth and meets a faun with an extraordinary revelation for her: she is actually a princess, the last of her lineage, and her people have been awaiting her for a long time.

Country: España, México
Direction: del Toro; Guillermo
Script: del Toro; Guillermo
Production: Augustín; Álvaro, Navarro; Bertha, Cuarón; Alfonso, del Toro; Guillermo, Torresblanco; Frida, Atienza; Belén
Photography: Navarro; Guillermo
Sound: Hernández; Martín, Thai; Roland N., Polo; Miguel, Baksht; Jaime, Díaz; Sergio
Music: Navarrete; Javier
Cast:Baquero; Ivana, López; Sergi, Jones; Doug, Gil; Ariadna, Verdú; Maribel, Angulo; Alex, Casamajor; Roger, Vea; César, Lupp; Federico
Participation year at FICM: 2022

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