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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Ivana Baquero
Doug Jones
Sergi Lopez
Directors
Guillermo del Toro
Screenwriters
Guillermo del Toro
Running Time
120 minutes

Pan's Labyrinth
Compelling fairy tale set in 1940s Spain.


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Pan's Labyrinth

Plot
Spain, 1944. Young Ofelia (Baquero) is taken by her pregnant mother (Gil) to live with her Fascist commander stepfather (López) in a remote town. There she meets a faun (Jones) who tells her that if she performs certain tasks she will become queen of a magical land.


Verdict
Dark, twisted and beautiful, this entwines fairy-tale fantasy with war-movie horror to startling effect.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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