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The Spirit of the Beehive

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Category

Feature film

Original title

El espíritu de la Colmena

Year

1973

Director

Víctor Erice

Employing the Frankenstein myth, this film is a poetic depiction of childhood, dreams and fear. 

Around 1940, in a village in Castile, two sisters, Ana and Isabel, go to see the film “Doctor Frankenstein”. Ana is deeply affected by the film and her sister assures her that she can call up the monster. Ana, egged on by what Isabel tells her, decides to visit the “maquis” (anti-Franco resistance fighters) who are hiding in and abandoned house.

 

Technical specifications

Screenplay
Ángel Fernández Santos, Víctor Erice

Actors
Ana Torrent, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Isabel Tellería, Teresa Gimpera, Laly Soldevila

Photography
Luis Cuadrado

Music
Luis de Pablo

Format
Colour

Duration
94 minutes

  

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