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El espíritu de la colmena (The Spirit of the Beehive)

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El espíritu de la colmena (The Spirit of the Beehive)
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3 Jul 2020 - 5 Jul 2020

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"Classics With You: 1973-1997" is the new film series by the Instituto Cervantes in Leeds. Every weekend in July, starting on Friday 3rd July and ending on Sunday 2nd August, we will be screening 5 Spanish cult fims, by directors Víctor Erice (2), Ricardo Franco, Mario Camus and Luis García Berlanga. Each film will be available on the Instituto Cervantes Vimeo channel for 48 hours, with subtitles in English, and will be introduced in a video by a member of the Spanish Film Academy and also by an English film specialist. In order to access the film a password will be provided on the information page on our website.

The opening film will be "The Spirit of the Beehive" (El espíritu de la colmena, Víctor Erice, 1973), available to watch from Friday 3rd July at 19.00 to Sunday 5th July at 19.00. Find the password to access at: https://cultura.cervantes.es/leeds/en/El-esp%C3%ADritu-de-la-colmena/134745

Synopsis: Víctor Erice's feature film debut is a declaration of love for cinema. The awakening of little Ana to the mysteries of adult life allows the director to pay tribute to the importance of cinema to understand the world, also our inner world. Through the wonderful images of this film we will see Frankenstein's image circulate as one of the icons of cinema, but also as the mythical character that allows Ana to deal with her fears in the sad post-war period of a small Castilian town, along with her parents and her sister Elizabeth.

Image Info: Víctor Erice, Mercury Films

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