• The Spirit of the Beehive

    1973. Spain. Víctor Erice. 98 min.

Sunday, October 21, 2007, 5:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • The Spirit of the Beehive

    1973. Spain. Directed by Víctor Erice. With Fernando Fernán Gómez, Teresa Gimpera. Near the end of Franco's dictatorship, Spanish cinema began to probe the buried traumas of the recent past. Erice's theme is repression—not the stifling of thought by political authority, but the willed avoidance of painful experience—in this bewitching portrait of a child's haunted inner life. In a small Castilian village in 1940, in the wake of the country's devastating civil war, six-year-old Ana attends a screening of Frankenstein and becomes possessed by its memory. In Spanish; English subtitles. 98 min.

In the Film exhibition Spain (Un)Censored

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