If you see this box at your local video store, rent it. Yes, I know they’ll give you a warning that it’s subtitled, but if you explain to them that you’ve been able to read for quite a few years they’ll let you rent it. That’s what happened to me anyway.
This is a truly excellent film which fully explores the beauty in horror theme that has become popular recently. It never once flinches away from the true horror of the war during which it’s set. Nor does it sugar coat the fairy tales that inspired it. The result is a beautifully shot film with some scenes that will remain with you long after the film is over.
The story is simple yet exquisitely told. A fairy tale set in Spain towards the end of World War II. A young girl is drawn into a world of fauns, fairies and monsters. To find out why, you’ll have to watch the film. I promise it wont be the film you expect to see.