2006. Mexico/Spain/USA. Guillermo del Toro. 119 min.
Thursday, September 11, 2008, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
2006. Mexico/Spain/USA. Written and directed by Guillermo del Toro. In Spain in 1944, a regiment of General Franco's soldiers is sent to a remote location to root out renegade freedom fighters. Their cruel captain brings along his new wife and her daughter Ofelia, who begins to have Dalíesque dreams inhabited by monsters—yet her subconscious horrors pale in comparison to the soldiers' actions in "reality." Dalí's own complicated political history with Franco's fascist regime resulted in a tricky postwar rapprochement with his fellow Catalonians. Print courtesy Picturehouse. In Spanish; English subtitles. 119 min.