The Art of Film – The Spirit of the Beehive

May 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College.

The Spirit of the Beehive (El esp ritu de la colmena ) is widely regarded as the greatest Spanish film of the 1970s. In a small Castilian village in 1940, in the wake off the country’s devastating civil war, six-year-old Ana attends a traveling movie show of Frankenstein and becomes possessed by the memory of it. Produced as Franco’s long regime was nearing its end, The Spirit of the Beehive is a bewitching portrait of a child’s haunted inner life and one of the most visually arresting movies ever made. Part of the Florida Southern College Department of Communication’s monthly film screening series, featuring the best in internationally-renowned independent and arts-related movies.