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The Spirit of the Beehive

Starring: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Teresa Gimpera, Ana Torrent Director: Victor Erice Genre(s): Drama, Fantasy Rating: NR Language(s): English, Spanish

Drury @ the Moxie: Great insights to great films courtesy of Drury’s Humanities faculty The Moxie and Drury University’s Humanities Department are sponsoring this program in partnership with the [Missouri Humanities Council]( and with support from the [National Endowment for the Humanities.]( Dr. Heidi Backes will be presenting a discussion of the film. SUMMARY: Eight-year-old Ana lives in a close-knit Castillian village with her daydreamer mother Teresa, older sister Isabel and father Fernando, who tends beehives for a living. After watching James Whale's 1931 version of Frankenstein with Boris Karloff, little Ana becomes convinced that the monster in living in one of the nearby, rundown houses. When an escaped convict seeks refuge in one house, Ana believes she has finally met the monster of her nightmares.

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