The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
aka El espíritu de la colmena
Genre: Drama | Arthouse
Country: Spain | Director: Víctor Erice
Language: Spanish | Subtitles: English, Portuguese, Czech,
Romanian & Turkish (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 98mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×720 – 23.976fps – 4.37gb
In Castile c.1940, a travelling movie theatre brings James Whale’s b/w film classic “Frankenstein” (1931) to a village. (Admission 1 peseta for adults, 2 reales for children.) Two young girls, Isabel and Ana, determine to find the Monster.
“El espíritu de la colmena” is a powerful movie that uses many metaphors (such as Ana for the young, innocent generation of Spain) to question the interpretation of reality. It is a powerful, artistically made movie that captivates the viewer through images rather than words. It should be seen more than once in order to understand all it’s hidden messages.