El espí­ritu de la colmena - Spirit of the Beehive dvd

Regarded as the greatest Spanish film of the 1970s

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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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