Spirit of the Beehive

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Spirit of the Beehive

Postby tludy » Tue Jan 21, 2003 11:17 pm

Has anyone else seen this underappreciated Spanish masterpiece from 1973? It is one of my all-time favorite films. I first saw it a decade ago, and it haunts me to this day.

Re: Spirit of the Beehive

Postby john-5 » Wed Jan 22, 2003 2:13 pm

Yes and it's my favourite Spanish film; such natural performances (little Ana Torrent is truly wonderful), intimate yet mysterious, exceptional cinematography, intricate use of decor and unusual colour schemes. It takes you into secret places- of a child's imagination- while always retaining a compelling feel for period and setting. A beautiful, deeply enigmatic, unpretentious little film that grows on repeated viewings.

Re: Spirit of the Beehive

Postby gratefultiger » Mon Feb 10, 2003 9:31 pm

one of the great "children's films" in terms of a childs reaction to the world around it,very imaginative,and a beautiful performance from ana torrent. a classic!

Re: Spirit of the Beehive

Postby paredes » Wed Feb 26, 2003 5:18 pm

Thank God, someone else has seen it! I got this film from my public library and it's one of the most unforgettable films I've ever seen. I also saw a Venezuelan film called ORIANA by Fina Torres that I really liked and the two remind me of each other.

Re: Spirit of the Beehive

Postby gimferrer » Sat Mar 01, 2003 5:01 pm

If one day "El Sur" by Victor Erice gets relased on DVD or VHS wish subtitles watch it because it's a equally outstanding and superb!


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