We’re kicking off National Hispanic Heritage Month month with a series of movie posters celebrating Hispanics in film. The first is Pan’s Labyrinth from director Guillermo del Toro. Toro, who was born in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico, studied at the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Cinematográficos, in Guadalajara. He spent ten years as a special effects make-up designer before writing and directing his first feature film in 1993, the critically acclaimed Mexican vampire horror film, “Cronos“.
“Pan’s Labyrinth” took home Academy Awards in Cinematography, Art Direction, and Make-up and was included in The New York Times Magazine essay “The most important films of the past decade — and why they mattered.”