El espíritu de la colmena - Spirit of the Beehive dvd - 1973 Spanish film directed by Victor Erice in a new remastered edition - Criterion Collection dvd.
The Spirit of the Beehive is widely regarded as the greatest Spanish film of the 1970s. In a small Castilian village in 1940, in the wake of the country'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, 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. Disc One has a new, restored high-definition digital transfer and new and improved English subtitles. Disc Two has "The Footprints of a Spirit", a documentary featuring the director Victor Erice, producer Elías Querejeta, coscreenwriter Angel Fernández Santos and actor Ana Torrent. There are new interviews with scholar Linda Ehrlich, actor Fernando Fernán Gómez and filmmaker Hideyuki Miyaoka. There is a new essay by film scholar Paul Julian Smith.
Unrated, 99 minutes with optional English subtitles.
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