The Spirit of the Beehive

In the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, Ana, a sensitive seven-year-old girl in a rural Spanish hamlet is traumatized after a traveling projectionist screens a print of James Whale’s 1931 “Frankenstein” for the village. The youngster is profoundly disturbed by the scenes in which the monster murders the little girl and is later killed himself by the villagers. She questions her sister about the profundities of life and death and believes her older sibling when she tells her that the monster is not dead, but exists as a spirit inhabiting a nearby barn. When a Loyalist soldier, a fugitive from Franco’s victorious army, hides out in the barn, Ana crosses from reality into a fantasy world of her own.

Casts: Fernando Fernu00e1n Gu00f3mez, Teresa Gimpera, Ana Torrent, Isabel Telleru00eda, Ketty de la Cu00e1mara, Estanis Gonzu00e1lez, Josu00e9 Villasante, Juan Margallo, Laly Soldevila, Miguel Picazo
Director: Vu00edctor Erice
Countrys: Spain

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7.9 15,942 1973-10-08 97