El espíritu de la colmena (1973)

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  • The Spirit of the Beehive Alternative
  • The Spirit of the Bee-hive Alternative


Period drama. In 1940, in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, two small sisters, Ana and Isabel, live in a remote village in Castille. A mobile cinema screening of 'Frankenstein' has a big impact on them (though the film is crucially missing the scene when the creature throws the girl in the water). The film captures Ana's imagination vividly, and is still in her mind when she finds a wounded soldier in the barn.

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