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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Fernando Fernan Gomez
Teresa Gimpera
Ana Torrent
Isabel Telleria
Directors
Victor Erice
Screenwriters
Victor Erice
Angel Fernandez J Querejeta
Running Time
97 minutes

The Spirit Of The Beehive
An audacious critique of the ruinous legacy of the Spanish Civil War


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Plot
Detached from her parents, Fernando and Teresa, seven year-old Ana seeks solace from the deprivations of post-Civil War Spain in caring for the deserter who reminds her of the Monster she came to pity at the screening of James Whale's Frankenstein, which she attended with her older sister, Isabel.


Verdict
Audacious critique of the ruiness legacy of the Spanish Civil War


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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