The Spirit of the Beehive
In the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, Ana, a sensitive seven-year-old girl in a rural Spanish hamlet is traumatized after a traveling projectionist screens a print of James Whale's 1931 "Frankenstein" for the village. The youngster is profoundly disturbed by the scenes in which the monster murders the little girl and is later killed himself by the villagers. She questions her sister about the profundities of life and death and believes her older sibling when she tells her that the monster is not dead, but exists as a spirit inhabiting a nearby barn. When a Loyalist soldier, a fugitive from Franco's victorious army, hides out in the barn, Ana crosses from reality into a fantasy world of her own.The Spirit of the Beehive featuring Fernando Fernán Gómez and Teresa Gimpera is streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel. It's a drama and fantasy movie with a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 96% and a high IMDb audience rating of 7.9 (15,437 votes).
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Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).
Not available to watch free online.
Not available to stream on a TV everywhere service.
Not available to rent or buy.
#162 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel
#338 Ranked in War Movies
#397 Ranked in Fantasy Movies
The Spirit of the Beehive has a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 96% and a high IMDb audience rating of 7.9 (15,437 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.