Venture underground into the Redcliffe Caves this March, as the festival’s biannual screening series returns – our Underground Cinema an unforgettable way to discover, or rediscover, some of the silver screen’s hidden gems, pop culture milestones and genre highlights.
Delve deep into one of the most unique locations in Bristol, and forget about the outside world for a couple of hours… Whether you’re settling down for a favourite fantasy film or a cult classic, it’s sure to be one of the year’s most memorable movie viewing experiences.
Sunday of our March 2020 season focuses on the darker side of fantasy, and our programme concludes with our annual screening of Guillermo del Toro’s sublime masterpiece Pan’s Labyrinth.
There are soft, hot and alcoholic beverages available to purchase at the surface, including a pop-up ale bar courtesy of our festival partners, Wickwar Wessex Brewing.
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In the midst of a fascist regime in 1944 Spain, Ofelia and her mother arrive at the post of her mother’s new husband, who is trying to quell a guerrilla uprising in the Spanish Countryside. Exploring her new home, Ofelia meets a strange faun creature, Pan, who tells her that in order to claim immortality, she must complete three tasks.
THEY SAY: “Pan’s Labyrinth is one of the cinema’s great fantasies, rich with darkness and wonder. It’s a fairy tale of such potency and awesome beauty that it reconnects the adult imagination to the primal thrill and horror of the stories that held us spellbound as children.” – Chicago Sun-Times, 2006
WE SAY: Released to universal critical acclaim, this film remains the pinnacle of Del Toro’s varied and dazzling career, and its brilliance has not diminished in the 14 years since its release. The subterranean setting of Redcliffe Caves couldn’t be more perfect for this dark fantasy, so come and discover, or rediscover, this modern cinematic gem.
Find out what you can expect in the trailer below: