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‘If I should die,’ said I to myself, ‘I have left no immortal work behind me - nothing to make my friends proud of my memory - but I have lov’d the principle of beauty in all things, and if I had had time I would have made myself remember’d.’ - John Keats

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movie #234 - El espíritu de la colmena (The Spirit of the Beehive)

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El espíritu de la colmena (1973)

Directed by Víctor Erice

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

dir. Victor Erice
(Spain, 1973)

“Someone to whom I recently showed my glass beehive, with its movement like the main gear of a wheel clock – Someone who saw the constant agitation of the honeycomb, the mysterious, maddened commotion…

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16. The Spirit Of The Beehive (Victor Erice, 1973, Spain)

“Someone to whom I recently showed my glass beehive, with its movement like the main gear of a wheel clock – Someone who saw the constant agitation of the honeycomb, the mysterious, maddened commotion of the nurse bees over the nests, the teeming bridges and stairways of wax, the invading spirals of the queen, the endlessly varied and repetitive labors of the swarm, the relentless yet ineffectual toil, the fevered comings and goings, the call to sleep always ignored, undermining the next day’s work, the final repose of death far from a place that tolerates neither sickness nor tombs – Someone who observed these things, after the initial astonishment had passed, quickly looked away, with an expression of indescribable sadness and horror.”

you don’t need me to tell you how beautiful this movie looks. it also stitches together a dense work of political allegory, child psychology/character study, and meta-commentary on cinema. i always thought that the necessity for subtlety in this movie for political reasons is really interesting.

"I once had a dream, or a vision, and I imagined that dream to be of importance to other people, so I wrote the manuscript and made the film. But it is not until the moment when my dream meets with your emotions and your minds that my shadows come to life. It is your recognition that brings them to life. It is your indifference that kills them. I hope that you will understand; that you when you leave the cinema will take with you an experience or a sudden thought—or maybe a question. The efforts of my friends and myself have then not been in vain…" — Ingmar Bergman

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Films watched in 2014.

Film 45: El espíritu de la colmena (a.k.a. The Spirit of the Beehive) (Víctor Erice, 1973)

Nota: 8/10

Salvo las paredes, apenas queda nada de la casa que tú conociste. A menudo me pregunto a dónde habrá ido a parar todo lo que en ella guardábamos, no lo digo por nostalgia, resulta difícil volver a tener nostalgia después de lo que nos ha tocado vivir en estos últimos años. Pero, a veces, cuando miro a mi alrededor y descubro tantas ausencias, tantas cosas destruidas y al mismo tiempo tanta tristeza… algo me dice que quizá con ellas se fue nuestra capacidad para sentir de verdad la vida

El debut de Víctor Erice es precioso, delicado, silencioso… un pedacito de vida visto desde los ojos de una niña.

sleepingisgivingin:

El espíritu de la colmena (The Spirit of the Beehive) (1973) dir. Víctor Erice

filminfilm:

Unidentified film in Something Wild (1986)

If you know what movie this is, let me know!