About

In the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, Ana, a sensitive seven-year-old girl in a rural Spanish hamlet is traumatized after a traveling projectionist screens a print of James Whale's 1931 "Frankenstein" for the village. The youngster is profoundly disturbed by the scenes in which the monster murders the little girl and is later killed himself by the villagers. She questions her sister about the...

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Directed by

Víctor Erice

Written by

Francisco J. Querejeta (Screenplay)
Ángel Fernández Santos (Screenplay)

Runtime

97 minutes

Country

Spain

Language

Spanish

Cast

Keywords

spanish civil war frankenstein baby-snatching beehive

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