El espíritu de la colmena / The Spirit of the Beehive

TitleEl espíritu de la colmena / The Spirit of the Beehive
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1973
AuthorsErice, Víctor
Running Time1h 35min
Date Released10/08/1973
DistributorBocaccio Distribución
Publication LanguageSpanish

Praised as a masterpiece of Spanish cinema, a child struggles to find her place in the world after the end of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). With her mother and father distant after the Republican loss, Ana discovers an imaginary world based around her fascination with the 1931 film Frankenstein. The film is notable for portraying the disintegration of Spain, mirrored through Ana's family, after Franco's rise to power.

Original PublicationEl espíritu de la colmena
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