The Spirit Of The Beehive


(out of 5)

Original title:  El Espiritu de la Colmena

Touching, mellow film that is one of the most cherishable stories about children ever made.   is wonderful as a little girl who watches James Whale’s Frankenstein when it is brought for the people of her remote village to see, and immediately becomes fascinated with the monster. She and her friend determine to go out and seek his spirit in an abandoned farmhouse when they’re not playing their secret games at the home they share with their vacant, unhappy parents. It probes into the world of young people’s minds more effectively than most films, and does so with lyrical beauty. Victor Erice contributes fine direction and the cinematography is beautiful.


Spain, 1973

Directed by 

Story by Victor Erice, , Screenplay by Victor Erice, Angel Fernandez Santos,

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