samskivert: El Laberinto del Fauno (4)

20 January 2007

Such an extraordinary film. The brilliant choice of mixing a fairy tale with the real world repression and terror following the Spanish civil war reminded me of the similarly amazing film La Vita รจ Bella. Experiencing such a deft and poignant blend of fantasy and historical drama makes me almost embarrassed to have enjoyed such comparative fluff as the Harry Potter films. For penance, I vow to read something long and brooding by Dostoevsky.

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