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The Spirit of the Beehive

Opens on May 28

Director: Víctor Erice Run Time: 97 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1973 Language: Spanish

Starring: Ana Torrent, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Isabel Tellería, Teresa Gimpera

50th Anniversary!

In a small Castilian village in 1940, in the wake of Spain’s devastating civil war, six-year-old Ana attends a traveling movie show of Frankenstein and becomes possessed by the memory of it. Produced as Franco’s long regime was nearing its end and widely regarded as the greatest Spanish film of the 1970s, THE SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE is a bewitching portrait of a child’s haunted inner life and one of the most visually arresting movies ever made. – Janus Films 

“[Ana] Torrent guilelessly captures the terror and wonder of imagination’s possibility that so informs childhood experience.” – Alyx Vesey, Bitch Media

“A modest marvel of grace and framing that unfolds with the patience of a cloud and is driven more by wonder than pure emotion.” – Wesley Morris, Boston Globe

Double Feature with BICYCLE THIEVES

In Spanish with English subtitles



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