The Spirit of the Beehive

Elías Querejeta PC

Drama Fantasy
99 min     7.6     1973     Spain


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.


Andres Gomez wrote:
Good movie about children's world and believes with magnificent Fernando Fernán Gómez and really good performance from Ana Torrent. The script is *really* good and depicts pretty well a stage in Spanish countryside life after the civil war. A must to be seen.