BFI Film Classics
Mar Diestro-Dopido is a film critic based in London. She is a regular contributor to, and researcher for, Sight & Sound, and has written for Little White Lies, Dazed & Confused and Vertigo, as well as various academic books and journals.
Del Toro's cult masterpiece locates the monstrous within fairytales and links it to the very real horrors of post-Civil War Spain. This book explores the film's cross-cultural and historical contexts, and its groundbreaking use of ancient myths and folklore. It also includes an interview with del Toro about the genesis and production of the film.
Table of contents:
1. The Horror(s) of War
2. Vidal and Amnesia
3. Ofelia and Memory
4. The End...
Coda: Interview with Guillermo del Toro