Posted on Friday, February 2nd, 2007 by Peter Sciretta
Ever wonder what an Academy Award nomination can mean to a film? Up until January 18th, the critically acclaimed Pan’s Labyrinth was only being shown on just under 200 screens nationwide. With six nominations, the film will expand to over 1,000 screens on Friday. This is one of the must see movies of last year. If you haven’t checked it out yet, be sure to go to your local theater this weekend and see it on the big screen. Press release after the jump.
PICTUREHOUSE EXPANDS PAN’S LABYRINTH
TO OVER 1,000 SCREENS THIS WEEKEND
(New York, February 1, 2007)
Picturehouse will expand Pan’s Labyrinth to over 1000 screens this weekend. Pan’s Labyrinth was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Foreign Film, Cinematography, Art Direction, Makeup, Music Written for Motion Pictures (original score) and Best Original Screenplay.
Pan’s Labyrinth won 7 GOYA Awards this past weekend including Best original screenplay, Best Cinematography, Special Effects, Makeup, Sound, Montage, and best new actress for Ivana Baquero! It is also the best reviewed film of 2006 and 2007 (mentioned on over 100 top ten lists).
Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Pan’s Labyrinth is a fanciful and chilling story set against the backdrop of a fascist regime in 1944 rural Spain. The film centers on Ofelia, a lonely and dreamy child living with her mother and adoptive father; a military officer tasked with ridding the area of rebels. In her loneliness, Ofelia creates a world filled with fantastical creatures and secret destinies. With post-war repression at its height, Ofelia must come to terms with her world through a fable of her own creation.
Launched in April 2005, Picturehouse is the joint venture of two leaders of the entertainment community – HBO and New Line Cinema. Currently in release is Guillermo del Toro’s gothic fairy tale Pan’s Labyrinth, Starter for 10 from Tom Hanks’ Playtone Productions; El Cantante, a music-infused biography of Puerto Rican, salsa pioneer Hector Lavoe, starring Jennifer Lopez and her husband, Marc Anthony; Olivier Dahan’s Edith Piaf biopic, La Vie En Rose; Gracie, directed by Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) and starring Oscar Nominee-Elisabeth Shue, Andrew Shue and Carly Schroeder (Firewall, Mean Creek); and Francois Girard’s Silk, starring Michael Pitt, Keira Knightley, Koji Yakusho, and Alfred Molina.