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25th February 2016

El espíritu de la colmena
(The Spirit of the Beehive)

Director: Victor Erice

Spain , 1973

Run Time: 97 minutes, Certificate: AA,
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Language: Spanish


Expressively played by its two young leads, it's a work of art which memorably captures a child's perspective on the mysteries of everyday life.

"a graceful, lyrical masterpiece wound around one of the most natural and engrossing performances by a child actor we've ever seen."

" Those who haven't seen it since the '70s may find themselves amazed all over again by its lyrical potency and grace; those who have never seen it may wonder how it can be that a film this great isn't shown somewhere all the time."

" Considered by many as one of the key Spanish films of the Seventies."

Number of reactions 40 Average score 4.6

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