History Film / TheSpiritOfTheBeehive

10th Jun '16 6:24:24 AM moloch
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It has sometimes been compared to ''Film/PansLabyrinth'' due to similar themes in regards of the coming of age story of a young girl and the limits between fantasy and reality in a post-Civil War period.

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It has sometimes been compared to was a major influence on Creator/GuillermoDelToro - ''Film/TheDevilsBackbone'' and ''Film/PansLabyrinth'' due to both have similar themes themes, particularly the latter in regards of the coming of age story of a young girl and the limits between fantasy and reality in a post-Civil War period.
4th Jan '16 11:44:11 PM spirasen
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* ComfortingComforter: In the second-to-last scene, Ana's father is shown asleep at his desk and her mother takes off his glasses and covers him with a jacket.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Dark-haired, dark-eyed Ana.
* DrivenToSuicide: Some theorize that Ana, upon realizing that her only friend was dead and erroneously believing her father being involved in it, decided to eat the lethal mushroom, which may then have caused an accidental drug trip involving Frankenstein's monster.

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* ComfortingComforter: In the second-to-last second to last scene, Ana's father is shown asleep at his desk and her mother takes off his glasses and covers him with a jacket.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Dark-haired, dark-eyed Dark haired, dark eyed Ana.
* DrivenToSuicide: Some theorize that Ana, upon realizing that her only friend was dead dead, and erroneously believing her father being involved in it, decided to eat the lethal mushroom, which may then have caused an accidental drug trip involving Frankenstein's monster.



* FreeRangeChildren: Ana and Isabel love to make escapades to the abandoned building where the spirit is supposed to be living. Then it's Ana herself who makes escapades, especially when she makes good friends with a fugitive.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: One theory is that the "powerful experience" the doctor talks about is Ana been on a magic mushroom trip. In an early scene, the father warns the girls about 'bad' mushrooms and says they will kill them but it may just be him not wanting his daughters to get in touch with hallucinogen substances. Ana may then have eaten this 'bad' mushroom though we don't see it on-screen because of {{Media Watchdog}}s, especially under the Franco regime which ruled in Spain at the time the film was made.
* ImaginaryFriend: After watching ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}'' and inspired by the ghost story of her sister, Ana becomes obsessed with the idea of befriending the imaginary monster.

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* FreeRangeChildren: Ana and Isabel love to make escapades to the abandoned building building, where the spirit is supposed to be living. Then it's Ana herself who makes escapades, especially when she makes good friends with a fugitive.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: One theory is that the "powerful experience" the doctor talks about is Ana been on a magic mushroom trip. In an early scene, the father warns the girls about 'bad' mushrooms and mushrooms, says they will kill them them, but it may just be him not wanting his daughters daughters, to get in touch with hallucinogen substances. Ana may then have eaten this 'bad' mushroom mushroom, though we don't see it on-screen because of {{Media Watchdog}}s, especially under the Franco regime which ruled in Spain at the time the film was made.
* ImaginaryFriend: After watching ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}'' and ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}},'' inspired by the ghost story of her sister, Ana becomes obsessed with the idea of befriending the imaginary monster.



* ShoutOut: Ana meeting the monster at the lake parallels the scene from ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}''.

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* ShoutOut: Ana meeting the monster at the lake parallels the scene from ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}''.''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}.''
19th Nov '15 4:12:34 PM jedidarrick
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It is on the RogerEbertGreatMoviesList, so it must be good.

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It is on the RogerEbertGreatMoviesList, so it must be good.
RogerEbertGreatMoviesList.
24th Sep '15 2:15:03 AM GottamsReckoning
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1973 Spanish drama film directed by Víctor Erice, originally titled ''El espíritu de la colmena''.

Set in a remote village just after the end of the Spanish Civil War, the film follows six-year-old Ana, who, mesmerised by a travelling cinema screening of the 1931 film ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}'', begins a search for the gentle monster.

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->''"It's me... Ana."''

1973 Spanish slow paced drama film with lots of [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolisms]] and [[SilenceTropes silences]] directed by Víctor Erice, Erice (one of the only two full length films he made) and produced by Elías Querejeta, originally titled ''El espíritu de la colmena''.

colmena''. It stars Fernando Fernán Gómez, Teresa Gimpera and a young Ana Torrent.

Set in a remote village in Segovia, Spain just after the end of the Spanish Civil War, UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar, the film follows six-year-old Ana, who, mesmerised by a travelling cinema screening of the 1931 film ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}'', begins a search for the gentle monster.
monster.

It has sometimes been compared to ''Film/PansLabyrinth'' due to similar themes in regards of the coming of age story of a young girl and the limits between fantasy and reality in a post-Civil War period.



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* FreeRangeChildren

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* FreeRangeChildrenFreeRangeChildren: Ana and Isabel love to make escapades to the abandoned building where the spirit is supposed to be living. Then it's Ana herself who makes escapades, especially when she makes good friends with a fugitive.
7th May '15 5:28:27 PM eroock
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* TrivialTitle: The titular bees are only featured in one scene.
7th Feb '15 4:58:19 PM eroock
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!!This film contains examples of:

* ColorMotif: A lot of yellow, which alludes to the implicit comparison between the beehive, and Spain itself (yellow being the predominant colour of the Spanish flag).

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!!This film contains provides examples of:

* ChekhovsGun: When running away from home, Ana comes across a poisonous mushroom, similar to the one her father warned her about in an earlier scene.
* ColorMotif: A lot of yellow, which alludes to the implicit comparison between the beehive, and Spain itself (yellow being the predominant colour color of the Spanish flag).flag).
* ComfortingComforter: In the second-to-last scene, Ana's father is shown asleep at his desk and her mother takes off his glasses and covers him with a jacket.



* DrivenToSuicide: Some theorize that Ana, upon realizing that her only friend was dead and erroneously believing her father being involved in it, decided to eat the lethal mushroom, which may then have caused an accidental drug trip involving Frankenstein's monster.
* FakingTheDead: Isabel plays a prank on her sister by pretending to be dead.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: One theory is that the "powerful experience" the doctor talks about is Ana been on a magic mushroom trip. In an early scene, the father warns the girls about 'bad' mushrooms and says they will kill them but it may just be him not wanting his daughters to get in touch with hallucinogen substances. Ana may then have eaten this 'bad' mushroom though we don't see it on-screen because of {{Media Watchdog}}s, especially under the Franco regime which ruled in Spain at the time the film was made.
* ImaginaryFriend: After watching ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}'' and inspired by the ghost story of her sister, Ana becomes obsessed with the idea of befriending the imaginary monster.
* NoEnding: The movie has no conclusion, it ends with Ana talking to her ImaginaryFriend.



* SkipOfInnocence: Both Ana and Isabel.

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* ShoutOut: Ana meeting the monster at the lake parallels the scene from ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}''.
* SkipOfInnocence: Both Ana and Isabel.Isabel.
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12th Apr '14 1:48:13 AM erforce
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Set in a remote village just after the end of the Spanish Civil War, the film follows six-year-old Ana, who, mesmerised by a travelling cinema screening of the 1931 film ''Film/{{Frankenstein}}'', begins a search for the gentle monster.

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Set in a remote village just after the end of the Spanish Civil War, the film follows six-year-old Ana, who, mesmerised by a travelling cinema screening of the 1931 film ''Film/{{Frankenstein}}'', ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}'', begins a search for the gentle monster.
28th Feb '14 6:34:25 AM LinguaViva
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* ColorMotif: A lot of yellow, which alludes to the implicit comparison between the beehive, and Spain itself (yellow being the predominant colour of the Spanish flag).
28th Feb '14 6:24:07 AM LinguaViva
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* TheFrancoRegime: Set at the very start of this era, but as the village is so remote, the characters are as yet little affected by the new regime.
28th Feb '14 6:22:37 AM LinguaViva
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Original Title: El espíritu de la colmena

1973 horror film by Víctor Erice.

Set in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War.

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Original Title: El 1973 Spanish drama film directed by Víctor Erice, originally titled ''El espíritu de la colmena

1973 horror film by Víctor Erice.

colmena''.

Set in a remote village just after the aftermath end of the Spanish Civil War.
War, the film follows six-year-old Ana, who, mesmerised by a travelling cinema screening of the 1931 film ''Film/{{Frankenstein}}'', begins a search for the gentle monster.



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(This article !!This film contains examples of:

* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Dark-haired, dark-eyed Ana.
* FreeRangeChildren
* ProtectedByAChild: The Republican fugitive
is a stub briefly sheltered by Ana.
* SkipOfInnocence: Both Ana
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