The Spirit of the Beehive

El espíritu de la colmena
by Víctor Erice 1h37min 1973
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The Spirit of the Beehive
by Víctor Erice

In 1940, after watching and being traumatized by the movie Frankenstein (1931), a sensitive seven year-old girl living in a small Spanish village drifts into her own fantasy world.

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  • Fernando Fernán Gómez : Fernando
  • Teresa Gimpera : Teresa
  • Ana Torrent : Ana
  • And with: Isabel Tellería, Ketty de la Cámara


  • Director Víctor Erice
  • Scenario Víctor Erice, Ángel Fernández Santos, Francisco J. Querejeta
  • Photo director Luis Cuadrado
  • Set Design Adolfo Cofiño
  • Editing Pablo G. del Amo
  • Original music Luis de Pablo
  • Producer Elías Querejeta
  • Production Compagny Elías Querejeta Producciones Cinematográficas S.L.

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1.66:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1973
  • Release date for France10/22/1977
  • ColorColors
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