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On the set of Pan's Labyrinth

How a self-confessed special effects 'geek' from Mexico reinvigorated the fantasy horror genre and became the finest living exponent of fabulist film

Thu 12 April - Sun 22 April 2007
Full $13 Concession $10
Six Session Pass: Full $60 Concession $48

Featuring the films of Guillermo del Toro and three selections from his list of personal favourites.

Curated by Roberta Ciabarra. Read the program notes.

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pan's labyrinth

A young girl Ofelia bumps up against fearsome authoritarians and vexing otherworldly creatures in del Toro's most consummately realised film to date.

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Del Toro's debut, a visceral and sardonic reworking of the vampire genre, was the 1994 Cannes Critic's Week winner

blade II

Wesley Snipes is the half man/half vampire in the sequel that outclassed the original.

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A suspenseful horror sci-fi film about a mutant breed of insects that wreak their own form of genetic revenge on the human residents of Manhattan.

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george a. romero's martin

Del Toro's fave films: George A. Romero's 1977 vampire thriller. Screening exclusively at ACMI in a 35mm imported print!

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Ron Perlman and Selma Blair star in the big screen adaptation of Mike Mignola's graphic comic.

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the devil's backbone

The Spanish Civil War-set gothic melodrama del Toro calls his 'Mario Bava western'.

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black sunday

More of del Toro's fave films: Mario Bava's gorgeously shot 1960 gothic horror, starring Barbara Steele.

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the night of the hunter

Del Toro fave films: Robert Mitchum is chilling in a classic of American gothic by Charles Laughton

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