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Title El espíritu de la colmena = The spirit of the beehive / Janus Films ; una producción Elías Querejeta ; guión original de Angel Fernández-Santos y Victor Erice ; director, Victor Erice.

Publication Info. [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection , [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  CRI DVD SPI 2 DISCS    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  DVD Foreign SPIRIT    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Media Room  DVD FOREIGN SPIRIT DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
Description 2 videodiscs (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([10 pages] : illustrations ; 19 cm.).
Series Criterion collection ; 351
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 351.
System Details DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital 1.0 mono; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.66:1; new, restored high-definition digital transfer.
Cast Fernando Fernán Gómez, Teresa Gimpera, Ana Torrent, Isabel Tellería, Queti de la Cámara, Estanis González, José Villasante, Juan Margallo, Lali Soldevila, Miguel Picazo.
Credits Cinematographer, Luís Cuadrado ; art direction, Adolfo Cofiño ; editor, Pablo G. del Amo ; music, Luís de Pablo.
Audience MPAA Rating: Not rated.
Note Originally produced as a Spanish motion picture in 1972.
Booklet includes the essay "Spanish Lessons" by Paul Julian Smith.
Summary Only dimly aware of the shadow of World War II somewhere beyond the Castilian plateau, sisters Isabel and Ana must occupy themselves as their preoccupied scientist father and isolated, languishing mother move in their solitary orbits. After attending the screening of James Whale's "Frankenstein" at a makeshift movie theater in town, Ana becomes obsessed with the idea of befriending the imaginary monster. Largely wordless, the film functions as a striking trompe d'loeil about childhood imagination versus the wider perspective of the adult world.
Contents Disc One : the film. Logos/Opening credits ; Hoyuelos ; Beekeeper ; "Frankenstein" ; Spirit ; Footsteps ; Don José ; Farmhouse ; Mushroom hunting ; Playtime ; Train tracks ; Photos ; Black cat ; Accident ; Fire ; Soldier ; Pocket watch ; Bloodstains ; Monster ; Alive ; Window ; End credits ; Color bars -- Disc Two : the supplements. Huellas de un espíritu = Footprints of a spirit / with Víctor Erice, Elías Querejeta, José Enrique Monterde, Ángel Fernández-Santos, Teresa Gimpera, Santos Zunzunegui, Ana Torrent, Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón ; Canal+ Espana (49 min.) (1998). ́Victor Erice in Madrid / conducted and interviewed by Hideyuki Miyaoka (49 min.) (2000). Interview with Fernando Fernán Gómez (12 min.) (2006). Interview with Linda C. Ehrlich (17 min.) (2006).
Language In Spanish with optional subtitles in English (new translation).
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Girls -- Spain -- Drama.
Sisters -- Drama.
Good and evil -- Drama.
Imagination in children -- Drama.
Spain -- History -- 1939-1975 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Fiction films.
Added Author Querejeta, Elías. Producer.
Fernández-Santos, Ángel. Screenwriter.
Erice, Víctor. Screenwriter. Director.
Fernán Gómez, Fernando. Actor.
Gimpera, Teresa. Actor.
Torrent, Ana. Actor.
Tellería, Isabel. Actor.
Soldevila, Laly, 1933-1979. Actor.
Picazo, Miguel. Actor.
Gutiérrez Aragón, Manuel, 1942- Interviewee.
Miyaoka, Hideyuki. Interviewer.
Ehrlich, Linda C. (Linda Channah), 1952-
Canal+ España (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Spirit of the beehive
ISBN 1559409819
Standard No. 715515018326
Music No. CC1633D Criterion Collection
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