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The Spirit of the Beehive


Widely regarded as a masterpiece of Spanish cinema, this allegorical tale is set in a remote village in the 1940s. The life in the village is calm and uneventful -- an allegory of Spanish life after General Franco's victory in the Spanish Civil War. While their father ([[Performer~P89602~Fernando Fernán Gómez~fernandofernángómez]]) studies bees in his beehive and their mother ([[Performer~P27027~Teresa Gimpera~teresagimpera]]) writes letters to a non-existent correspondent, two young girls, Ana...more

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87 out of 100 Metascore®

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