Jungian Film Interpretation : Del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth”

“….the experience of film offers a special place where the psyche can come alive, be experienced and be commented upon.” (Hauke, 2002, p. 2)

Pan’s Labyrinth has been described as a modern-day fairy tale. Whatever your perspective, the movie, like all forms of art, clearly demonstrates central ideas within Jungian theory.

First, we’ll all view the movie together.

After the movie is shown, the lecture will begin with a brief overview of core aspects of Jungian theory as applied to the interpretation of film.

Following this will be an open discussion of what the movie means to the viewer. The movie enables us appreciate ideas such as Archetypes, Shadow, Anima, Animus, Inflation, and Individuation.

Whether you have little knowledge of Jungian theory through to being a Jungian expert, you’ll find a commonality in the open discussion. We all enjoy and feel transformed by movies.


Presented to: Comox Valley Jung Society

Date:March 26, 2011
Movie / Lecture:2:00 p.m. –5:15 p.m.

Dinner:5:30 p.m.
Location: Fireplace RoomOcean Resort4384 South Island HwyCampbell River, BC V9H 1E8