The Spirit of the Beehive

Screening 22nd June 2014


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In rural Spain, after Franco’s victory (a wasteland of inactivity thrown into relief by the doomed industriousness of the bees), the only spark of liberation exists in the mind of little Ana, dreaming of meeting the gentle monster from Whale’s Frankenstein, who befriends a fugitive deserter. A haunting mood piece, working its spells through intricate pattern.

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