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The Spirit of the Beehive

The Spirit of the Beehive
  • 1973
  • Spain
  • 98 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Victor Erice
  • Cast: Fernando Fernan Gomez, Teresa Gimpera, Ana Torrent, Isabel Telleria.

In rural Spain after the Civil War, the people's apathy is thrown into contrast with the frenzied activity of bees. Meanwhile, a young girl is alone in dreaming of liberation, through the gentle giant figure of Frankenstein, who she identifies with a young but doomed soldier. Moody and haunting, Erice's debut is a calmly moving masterpiece.

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