Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The spirit of the beehive, by Víctor Erice (1973)

   In a small, isolated, village in spain, on the early forties, the life of an eight year old girl changes after seeing a Frankenstein movie on an improvised cinema room.

   The movie was directed at a time when Spain was under the dictatorship of Franco. Much was said about the politics of this movie, but it stands even disregarding the political interpretations.

   The young girls discoveries and strength are amazing. As is the final scene, when she faces the supernatural...

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