- This event has passed.
2006 • dir Guillermo del Toro w/Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Doug Jones • 118 min • 35mm
Though the level of tragedy and violence in this beloved modern fairy tale means that it is not a film for kids of any age, its depiction of the inner and outer life of a child is among the most potent ever committed to celluloid. [Please note: this film is rated ‘R’]
Staff Pick: Alissa, Joey
Joey: “Finally made it past the part that traumatized me as a kid (no spoilers). Love this film!”
“As in del Toro’s previous two films, The Devil’s Backbone and Hellboy, the objective facts of history, the dates and places and events, can’t contain the chthonic forces that shape them, the demons and fairies that lurk in a child’s books and her imagination, and under her bed. But here the director succeeds, as he didn’t before, in his fusion of innocence and evil, nightmare and delight, in a cinematically exuberant work that blurs the line between lucid fable and surreal enigma.”
– Peter Keough, For Kids of All Ages
Click a showtime to purchase tickets:
Interested in other titles in this program? Click here for more info…
Brattle passes accepted. Special, Usher, and Producer members may reserve seats in advance [instructions]. Regular & Dual Members may redeem passes at the box office pending availability.