Sunday, March 25, 2007

Another Big Night for PAN'S LABYRINTH

On March 20th, Mexico City's Palace Of Fine Arts held a ceremony for the Ariel, Mexico's version of the Oscar. The big winner of the night was Guillermo del Toro's El laberinto del fauno (Pan's Labyrinth) with nine wins:

Best Film - El laberinto del fauno
Best Director - Guillermo del Toro
Best Actress - Maribel Verdu
Best Cinematography - Guillermo Navarro
Best Score - Javier Navarrete
Best Production Design Eugenio Caballero, Ramon Moya, Pilar Revuelta
Best Costume Design - Lala Huete
Best Makeup & Hair - Jose Quetglas, Blanca Sanchez
Best Special Effects - Edward Irastorza, Everett Burrell, David Marti, Montse Ribe

Will the amazing worldwide success of Guillermo del Toro's film inspire other Mexican filmmakers to make films in the fantasy and horror genres? Will audiences take an interest in the rich history of Mexican fantastique that predated and led up to Guillermo del Toro? Questions to which we will know the answers in the near future.

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