Once again Clayton's key elements are a house, children and Pamela Franklin. It's curious that the first edition of this film I owned was Spanish. In its confined setting and the everyday poetry of children it feels very close to the world of CRIA CUERVOS, both featuring the impact of a dying mother. And then there's The Spirit of the Beehive's kinship with Whistle Down the Wind. No wonder Del Toro is a fan.