"Guillermo del Toro, who previously directed Hellboy, among others, has become known for his special way of weaving together horror and fantasy. He himself often refers to sources of inspiration in literature, from Lewis Carroll or C. S. Lewis to Borges magical realism. But what makes this fable about evil and innocence worthy of viewing, is above all its cinematic qualities," Astrid Söderbergh Widding writes in SvD. The film is a magical fairy tale that takes place during Spain's Civil War. Captain Vidal is part of Franco's army seeking to wipe out the resistance movement. The Captain’s wife Carmen has a young daughter, Ofelia. Ofelia is strangely drawn to an old, overgrown maze, and delves into an enchanted world. The Labyrinth's guardian, the mighty Pan, claims that he knows her true identity and her secret destiny. To find out the truth, Ofelia is subjected to three dangerous tests. Pan's labyrinth was nominated for six Oscars (including for Best Foreign Film) in 2007.