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.
Dark, twisted and beautiful, this entwines fairy-tale fantasy with war-movie horror to startling effect.
Reviewed by Kim Newman
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