Pans labyrinth

Director- Guillermo del Toro

Release date- 2006

Context- Spanish civil war.



Obsessive nature reflects his military lifestyle this is reflected in the two shaving scenes that are repeated in the film in addition to the motif of Vidal’s pocket watch that is shown throughout.

Vidal is also very controlling as he rations the food this links to his dictator ship which is inspired by Spanish dictator General Franco.

He is also very violent and has no empathy this can be seen when he ruthlessly kills the farmer and his son.



Ofelia is rebellious this can be seen when she offers Vidal the wrong hand and wonders off when told not to.

She is also very curious and loves to explore this is shown when she follows the fairy and the faun.

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