Spirit of the Beehive DVD (Criterion) (NTSC Region 1)

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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

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Criterion is proud to present Víctor Erice’s spellbinding The Spirit of the Beehive (El espíritu de la colmena), 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.



  • NTSC Region 1

  • Anamorphic Widescreen

  • Spanish with New and improved English subtitle translation

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer

  • The Footprints of a Spirit, a documentary featuring director Víctor Erice, producer Elías Querejeta, coscreenwriter Ángel Fernández-Santos, and actor Ana Torrent

  • Víctor Erice in Madrid, an interview with the director

  • Interviews with film scholar Linda Ehrlich and  actor Fernando Fernán Gómez

  • A new essay by film scholar Paul Julian Smith

 

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Weight 9 oz