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The Spirit of the Beehive

El espíritu de la colmena

Directed by Víctor Erice
Spain, 1973
Drama, Fantasy


In a small Castilian village in 1940, in the wake of the country’s devastating civil war, six-year-old Ana attends a traveling movie show of Frankenstein and becomes possessed by the memory of it. A bewitching portrait of a child’s haunted inner life.

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The Spirit of the Beehive
Directed by Víctor Erice

Awards & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

1974 | Semaine de la critique

San Sebastián International Film Festival


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