Hollywood Academy today paid tribute to the film “Pan’s Labyrinth,” directed by Guillermo del Toro, an event which was attended, among others, the protagonist of the film, the Spanish Ivana Baquero, and its director photography, Guillermo Navarro.
“The more time passes, the more you know and the more it becomes a cult movie,” Baquero told Efe. “Normally people forget movies, but it is getting stronger and even studied in schools,” he added.
The young woman, who was 12 years old when she shot the tape, has just moved to the USA. to be closer to Hollywood.
“This film has always been with me in Spain, but seeing that it is also powerful here is something very cool,” said the actress, who played Ophelia in the film, a role that moved the audience in a fantasy story rooted in the brutality of the postwar Spanish Civil War.
Baquero, 23, acknowledged that although he had some experience in the industry at the time – that was his sixth film – he could not imagine how successful he would be.
“It marked a before and an after in my career, at the time acting was like a ‘hobby’ for me, but it put me on this path and I knew I had to take advantage of it, without this film, I would have ended up doing something else,” the actress acknowledged. that currently appears in the series “The Shannara Chronicles”.
For his part, Guillermo Navarro, who won the Oscar for best photography for his work on the work, said it is a “unique” and “extraordinary” film that “has left its mark” and that has “many levels of understanding “
Navarro celebrated the good run of Mexican artists in the Oscars of recent years, and hoped that success would translate into more stories “of Latin American culture.”
“It is up to us to insist on those issues that concern us, it is difficult, but it is our obligation,” he said.
Next to him came Bertha Navarro, his sister and producer of the first three films in the career of Guillermo del Toro.
“This film will be a classic if it is not anymore,” he said.
“It is one of the most watched film works in the world and one of the most complete stories that have been seen,” he said.
The event is related to a special cycle on Latin cinema of the last 50 years by the Academy, as part of the artistic initiative “Pacific Standard Time: LA / LA”, which explores the influence of Latinos in Los Angeles.