SIM Ep 689 Flicking #21: Pan’s Labyrinth

Fauns and fascism ahoy, as Hannah gets Yosra and Mick to watch Guillermo Del Toro’s 2006 dark fantasy, Pan’s Labyrinth, set in post-civil war Spain. It throws up a lot of questions: Just how good is Ivano Baquero? Would you trust a fairy-tale creature? Who in the 21st Century is buying little statues of Francisco Franco? And why does Mick Jagger get a mention? 

Also contains – inevitably – some history chat, and what’s possibly a revelation of Hannah’s other career as a spy. 

Finally, Mick would like to apologise to Stoke-on-Trent. It’s just a joke.

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