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I was very fortunate to have Guillermo's Pan's Labyrinth
(2006) in competition at Cannes [in 2006]. For me, it was very important to have not only a very good film but a genre movie. It was a way of allowing genre cinema into Cannes competition where it was very difficult to have cinema like this. (...) Like other genre directors Guillermo del Toro
is great in mise-en-scène [composition, design, ...
Credits his father, an electric engineer, for introducing him to cinema.