The Spirit of the Beehive

El espíritu de la colmena, feature film, 1973

DIRECTED BY: Víctor Erice

The Spirit of the Beehive

CAST:
Fernando Fernán-Gómez (Fernando),
Teresa Gimpera (Teresa),
Ana Torrent (Ana),
Isabel Telleria (Isabel),
Juan Francisco Margallo,
Ketty de la Cámara (Milagros)

SCRIPT:
Víctor Erice,
Ángel Fernández Santos

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Luis Cuadrado

MUSIC:
Luis de Pablo

EDITING:
Pablo G. del Amo

Synopsis:
In a small Spanish town in 1940, two sisters watch James Whale’s film Frankenstein from 1931. Isabel explains to her younger sister Ana that Frankenstein is actually a ghost who cannot die and afterwards takes her to an abandoned stable claiming that the ghost is in the well. While their father spends time researching bees and their mother writes long letters, naďve Ana decides to find the ghost.

color, digital, 97 min

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