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Fantasy Drama 19731h 37mOn: The Criterion Channel Tags: Political Adaptation Country: Spain

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 high IMDb audience rating of 7.9 (17,813 votes) and was very well received by critics.

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#16 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel

#46 Ranked in War Movies

#50 Ranked in Fantasy Movies

The Spirit of the Beehive has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.9 (17,813 votes) and was very well received by critics. The movie is popular with Reelgood users lately.

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