In 1944, the girl Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) moves with her heavily pregnant mother (Ariadna Gil) to her new husband (Sergi López) in rural northern Spain. The stepfather, captain of the victorious fascist Franco regime, is cracking down with unimaginable brutality on the rebels holed up in the woods. Upon arrival, a mysterious insect already directs Ofelia to an ancient stone labyrinth. There dwells a faun (Doug Jones) who reveals to her that she is a lost princess. He lures her deeper and deeper into his realm. "Hellboy" director Guillermo del Toro returns to the Spanish Civil War once again after "The Devil's Backbone." He creates a disturbing masterpiece in which visually stunning dream fantasies merge hauntingly with the real horrors of war.