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Spirit Of The Beehive / El Espiritu De La Colmene

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  Spirit Of The Beehive  / El Espiritu De La Colmene Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
 
Average Rating
7.55 /10
 
Starring
Ana Torrent, Isabel Telleria, Fernando Fernan Gomez
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Directed by: Victor Erice
Written by: Francisco J Querejeta, Victor Erice, Angel Fernandez Santos

 
 
 
Released: 1973
   
Genre: DRAMA
FANTASY
FOREIGN
   
Origin: Spain
   
Colour: C
   
Length: 98
 
 


 
Two small children in 1940s Spain , Ana and Theresa, watch Frankenstein on a travelling cinema screen, and this infuses their fantasy life, so that they imagine there might be some monster in a remote farm house nearby.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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The plot may be reminiscent of Bryan Forbes’s Whistle Down The Wind (the ‘monster’ turns pout to be an army deserter), but the treatment here is far more poetic. Erice’s lyricism more than compensates for the very slow pace.


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