Saturday, 17 March 2007

Pan's Labyrinth

I've got a pile of books in the corner of our bedroom that has a life of it's own. At the moment it's growing about a foot every two months. Through the night it taunts me;

"You haven't read me. Is it because you're scared?"

"No" I reply, "I just don't have the time."

Ohh, my most precious of resources, and so little of it. Like oil, its value is inversely proportional to its supply. Our kids are the temporal incarnation of OPEC.

Movies inevitably, get shifted down my priority list. Somewhere near to emptying the dishwasher.

The list then, grows more quickly than my books. Sitting at the top of this list for some time has been Pan's Labyrinth. Tonight we watched it!

Wow! What a movie. I found it moving, unsettling, beautiful, absurd and astounding. Quite simply one of the best films I've ever seen. If you find that like us, your time is a rare and precious commodity, then think of this film as an investment.

We may have been the last remaining couple to not have seen this film. If you are amongst the remaining few, then what are you waiting for?

Here's the trailer, complete with obligatory, annoying and americanised voice over. "In a war..".

3 comments:

vjack said...

Like you, I've been waiting for time. It is on my list, however, and I hope to get around to it soon. It does sound like a good one.

jamon said...

Glad to hear I'm not the only one :-)

Sacred Slut said...

It's out on DVD? Cool! I've been waiting for it. With a 4 year old and no babysitters, plus living 25 miles from town, we don't get out in the evenings any more. I had heard it was good but it's nice to hear from someone else that it's worth watching.