Monday, August 3, 2009

'El espiritu de la colmena'

music: Bright Eyes - If the Brakeman Turns My Way

Childhood, Frankenstein, Franco's Spain, trains, mystery, bees, pocket watches, a black cat and an abandoned sheepfold -- these would be just some of the elements that make Victor Erice's 1973 debut, El espiritu de la colmena, simply amazing. And Wiki is right: visually, this film is absolutely brilliant. Every single scene is photographic.


L. said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I really liked it.

plectrude said...

glad you enjoyed it :)