Don Guillermo: Del Toro and his Ibero-American Influences - Virtual Class
Explore the Latin American and Spanish influences behind Guillermo del Toro's filmography, including films, paintings, and literature that he draws upon to fill his own art with magical realism.
June 9, 2020
Guillermo del Toro has enchanted audiences across the world with films such as Pan's Labyrinth, Crimson Peak, and The Shape of Water. When we watch these films, we are drawn into fantasy worlds that are both familiar and unlike anything we've experienced before, encountering terrifying creatures as well as tender and sensual moments. What is not often discussed, however, are the Latin American and Spanish influences behind his work—films, paintings, and literature that del Toro drew upon to fill his own art with magical realism. For this Cinema DNA, John Trafton leads a special Zoom Webinar to illuminate the artistic multi-media influences upon the cinematographic art of Guillermo del Toro.
Zoom meeting details will be emailed to ticket purchasers shortly before the scheduled event.