The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) (2016)

FERNANDO TRUEBA Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  Spain, 2016.  Atresmedia Cine, Atresmedia, Crea SGR, Fernando Trueba Producciones Cinematográficas, Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Movistar+, The Queen Picture.  Screenplay by Fernando Trueba.  Cinematography by José Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Anne Deluz, Mercedes Gamero, Cristina Huete, Mikel Lejarza.  Music by Zbigniew Preisner.  Production Design by Juan Pedro de Gaspar. …

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The Spirit Of The Beehive (El Espiritu de la Colmena)

BBBB (out of 5) Touching, mellow film that is one of the most cherishable stories about children ever made.  Ana Torrent 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…

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