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Kildare County Council Arts Service

Maynooth Film For All Screening of Pan’s Labyrinth

Maynooth Film For All, Film Club        

John Hume Building JHL1, NUI Maynooth

Thursday 6th December @ 7.30pm

Maynooth Film For All, film club’s first season continues with the screening of Pan’s Labyrinth on Thursday 6th December at 7.30pm.

Set in the ragged aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, it tells the story of Ofelia - a quiet little girl with an insatiable passion for reading and storytelling - who finds herself thrown into two starkly contrasting environments. Ofelia's widowed mother Carmen - ill, defeated and heavily pregnant - retreats with her young daughter to the rural garrison home of her new husband, the cold and callous General Vidal.

Discovering a mysterious labyrinth next to her new home, Ofelia encounters the fantastical Pan, a faun like creature. The director Guillermo Del Toro’s startling fusions of style and genre make for truly captivating viewing.  At times pulsing with very real tension, repulsion and thrills – at times oozing with magic and charm, it never once loses the run of itself!

Pan’s Labyrinth

The comfortable surroundings of the JHL1, lecture hall in the John Hume building, North Campus, Maynooth College is the venue for the club. Jennifer Wood, lecturer from the Spanish Department will introduce the film outlining elements of plot, style and details of the social  political and cultural context in which the film was made. An opportunity to reflect on  the movie will be available following the screening and Denis Condon, Media Studies Department, NUI Maynooth will lead the discussion.

Membership is open to all over 18yrs. and costs €28.00 for the rest of the season with  concessionary rates  available to students and senior citizens, plus joining fee to the Library Service if you are not already a member.
For further information and all membership queries please contact:
Maynooth Film For All, Maynooth Community Library, Tel: 01 6285530,

This initiative is a three-way partnership between The Arts and Library Services of Kildare County Council and The Media Studies Department, NUI Maynooth.