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Spirit of the Beehive

Posted by martinteller on February 25, 2007

Like two other films I’ve adored, Picnic at Hanging Rock and Innocence, this movie is beautifully photographed, gently paced, concerns the fates of young girls, and refuses to hold the viewer’s hand through a simple A-B-C narrative.  Unfortunately, I know absolutely nothing about the Spanish Civil War and so the political metaphors flew entirely over my head, at least until I started diving into the extra material on the DVD.  But it’ll give me something to keep an eye on the next time I watch it, and there will be a next time because I loved it.  Very gorgeous and evocative with a number of scenes that linger in my memory, and also a truly lovely score.  Rating: 9


One Response to “Spirit of the Beehive”

  1. […] 196. The Spirit of the Beehive (1973, Victor Erice) […]

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