Tuesday 9.30pm, 7TWO (PG)
Bride-to-be Finn Dodd ( Winona Ryder) learns about the loves of her grandmother ( Ellen Burstyn) and her female friends as they sew her wedding quilt. Based on the novel by Whitney Otto and directed by Australian Jocelyn Moorhouse, the movie is sometimes slightly disjointed as it tells the various stories in flashbacks, but the end result is as pleasing as the quilt itself. The cast, which also includes Kate Nelligan, Maya Angelou, Kate Capshaw, Alfre Woodard, Jean Simmons and Esther Rolle, is outstanding. Sewn up. Verdu) and stepfather ( Sergi Lopez), a sadistic army officer, and discovers an eerie fantasy world. Pipped for an Academy Award by Germany’s The Lives of Others, Pan’s Labyrinth is, nevertheless, ranked by many among the top 10 movies of the past decade. A fairytale that most definitely is not for children, masterfully crafted by Mexican director Guillermo del Toro, it is violent, graphic and at times chilling as it moves between fantasy and the grim, real world. Hit and myth.