The multi award winning Videovision Entertainment film, Pan’s Labyrinth currently on release in South Africa has scored three more awards at the 22nd Annual Imagen Awards on Saturday, 28 July 2007 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. The film picked up the Best Picture, Best Director (for director, Guillermo del Toro) and Best Actress (for Ivana Baquero) awards. The prestigious Imagen Awards were established in 1985 to encourage and recognize the positive portrayal of Latinos in all media and to increase Latino representation at all levels of the entertainment industry.
Earlier this year, Pan’s Labyrinth won three Academy Awards for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Makeup, and three BAFTAs (British Academy of Film and Television Awards) for Best Costume Design, Best Film not in the English Language and Best Make Up & Hair.
Pan’s Labyrinth straddles the fantastic and the tragic. In 1944 at the end of the Spanish Civil War, recently married Carmen moves with her daughter Ofelia into the house of her new husband, the sadistic fascist Captain Vidal. Finding her new life hard to bear, Ofelia seeks refuge in a mysterious labyrinth she discovers next to the sprawling family house. Pan, the guardian, a magical creature, reveals that she is none other than the long princess of a magical kingdom. To discover the truth, Ofelia will have to accomplish three dangerous tasks.
Pan’s Labyrinth is currently showing at the following cinemas: Rosebank Nouveau, Brooklyn Nouveau, Gateway Nouveau, Cavendish Nouveau, V&A Nouveau, Labia, Cedar Square Nouveau, Protea Stellenbosch, North Ridge Bloemfontein and Nu Metro Killarney.
Sanjeev Singh, Director of Acquisition and Distribution for Videovision Entertainment said, “We are delighted with the critical acclaim and commercial success that Pan’s Labyrinth has received here in South Africa. The film was released in South Africa on 6 July and has performed exceptionally well, earning more than R600 000 at the boxoffice. We also thrilled that four weeks after its release, the film continues to enchant South African audiences.”
Pan’s Labyrinth is a Videovision Entertainment release through United International Pictures (South Africa).