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The Spirit of the Beehive


Fernando Fernán Gómez, Teresa Gimpera, Ana Torrent, Isabel Tellería View All


Víctor Erice (Director), Francisco J. Querejeta (Screenplay), Ángel Fernández Santos (Screenplay) View All

Release: Oct. 8th, 1973
Runtime: 1 hour, 39 minutes
In 1940, in the immediate aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, a young girl living on the Castilian plain is haunted after attending a screening of James Whale's 1931 film Frankenstein and hearing from her sister that the monster is not dead, instead existing as a spirit inhabiting a nearby barn.
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Ana (Ana Torrent) is a little girl living in rural Spain in the immediate aftermath of the Spanish Civil War.
Of the two sisters, the movie focuses on the younger - Ana and her relationship with the spirit monster that her sister has told her lives in an abandoned outbuilding in a nearby farm.