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Friday Night Films

The Spirit of the Beehive

1973 / cert. 15

24.2.2012
Film Still, The Spirit of the Beehive

Film Still, The Spirit of the Beehive

Film Still, The Spirit of the Beehive

The Spirit of the Beehive

1973 / 97 mins / Cert. 15

Director: Victor Erice

 

Selected by current exhibitor Daria Martin

Friday 24 February / 6.30pm / £5 (concessions £3)

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In the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, Ana, a sensitive seven-year-old girl in a rural Spanish hamlet is traumatized after a traveling projectionist screens a print of James Whale's 1931 "Frankenstein" for the village. The youngster is profoundly disturbed by the scenes in which the monster murders the little girl and is later killed himself by the villagers. She questions her sister about the profundities of life and death and believes her older sibling when she tells her that the monster is not dead, but exists as a spirit inhabiting a nearby barn. When a Loyalist soldier, a fugitive from Franco's victorious army, hides out in the barn, Ana crosses from reality into a fantasy world of her own. 
Written by Gabe Taverney


Genre:

Drama

 

Read a review of the film in The Guardian

February 2012

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