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.

It is on the RogerEbertGreatMoviesList, so it must be good.

!!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).
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Dark-haired, dark-eyed Ana.
* 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.
* FreeRangeChildren
* ProtectedByAChild: The Republican fugitive is briefly sheltered by Ana.
* SkipOfInnocence: Both Ana and Isabel.