'Spirit of the Beehive' is set in a Castilian village after Franco emerged victorious from the Spanish Civil War. Ana and Isabel's parents are not very attentive. Their father spends most of his time carefully attending to his beehives. Their mother daydreams for hours on end about her younger lover. One day Isabel takes Ana to see Frankenstein at the local cinema. When Isabel tells Ana that she can summon Frankenstein by closing her eyes and calling to him, Ana becomes obsessed with finding the monster. Convinced that Frankenstein is hiding in an abandoned sheepfold, Ana returns often to look for him. One day she finds a wounded Republican soldier and takes care of him, believing him to be the monster.
Creditsdirector: Víctor Erice
composer: Luis de Pablo
producer: Elías Querejeta
screenplay: Ángel Fernández Santos & Víctor Erice
Editor: Pablo G. del Amo
Cinematography: Luis Cuadrado
production company: Elías Querejeta Producciones Cinematográficas S.L.
More infodialogue: Spanish
subtitles: Eng subt.
VICTOR ERICE: On the Terrace (Short, 1961), Páginas de un diario perdido (Short, 1962), Los días perdidos (Short, 1963), Entre vías (Short, 1966), The Challenges (1969), The Spirit of the Beehive (1973), El Sur (1983), The Quince Tree Sun (1992), Alumbramiento (Short, 2002), Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (Segment, 2002), La morte rouge (Short, 2006), Sea-Mail (Short, 2007), 3.11 Sense of Home (Segment, 2011), Centro Histórico (Segment, 2012), Víctor Erice - Abbas Kiarostami: Correspondence (2016).
Technical Specsformat: DCP