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Agrimorfee

A movie you can't look away from, but damn, I just didn't get it.
6 years 10 months ago
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Siskoid

Spanish director Víctor Erice's The Spirit of the Beehive has to be part of the inspiration for Pan's Labyrinth. It just has to be. Set during the Spanish Civil War, it stars a couple of young girls who, after seeing Universal's Frankenstein, reimagine him as an immortal spirit and come to believe he resides in an abandoned barn. For the older girl, the world of spirits seems an excuse to give in to dark impulses. For the younger - whose eyes will SWALLOW YOUR SOUL, gosh - it is a mystery she herself creates in trying to understand death. Certainly, there's a lot of tension in the film just from the girls putting themselves in odd kind of dangers, both physical and spiritual. The film operates like poetry, with images overlapping and resonating, but does not easily give up its secrets. It's gorgeous, quiet, intriguing, at times eerie, purposefully lyrical, and for all its art and spare image making, still captivates. Del Toro fans would do well to check it out, but it's a recommendation I extend to all true cinephiles.
1 year 9 months ago
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RICH020669

Beautiful.
9 years 1 month ago
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Carota

Fantastic!!
7 years 3 months ago
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NuclearPlanet

Sensational
8 years 8 months ago
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Windill

A little girl starts to believe in spirits after seeing the movie Frankenstein and adults failed to enlight her.
Beautiful and poetic.
With the same mesmerizing little girl as in "Cria Cuervos".
1 year 4 months ago
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andype

Great, beautiful movie. very touching.
3 years 1 month ago
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patato

(removed by mod: please post in English)
4 years 11 months ago
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Dawizz

This movie will not be everyone cup of tea. Extremely boring if only they would have gone with the idea that the little girl spoiler but no.
6 years 10 months ago
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