The next of World Cinema’s Halloween-ish offerings is The Spirit of the Beehive, which I wrote about only a few months ago—“Friends have tried to get me to watch Víctor Erice’s The Spirit of the Beehive (1973) for ages. One even sent me a copy, but I never got around to actually watching it, so I was glad to be forced into it by this screening. The upshot of my viewing, however, is a sense of a movie that I admired much more than I actually liked. And I’m not sure why. It is, after all, the story of the impact a traveling movie show has on a young girl, Ana (Ana Torrent), when it brings James Whale’s Frankenstein (1931) to her little Spanish town in 1940.” Read my original review here: www.mountainx.com/movies/review/spirit_of_the_beehive
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