The Spirit of the Beehive

The Spirit of the Beehive

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AUDIOVISUAL ESSAY: GROWING UP? IN THE “CINES CON NIÑO”

By Erin Hogan

This audiovisual essay explores orientations–spatial, political, and sexual–in child-starred films from Spain. Recent coming-of-age cinema offers a counter narrative to its predecessor, the cine con niño child musical films (1950s-60s) from Francisco Franco’s military dictatorship (1939-75).

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A SLOW ARTIST?: THE QUINCE TREE SUN BY VICTOR ERICE AND ANTONIO LOPEZ GARCIA

By Vica Smirnova

As with Antonio López Garcia, who follows nature, Victor Erice creates a palimpsest of times, or, rather, of traces of their presence, insisting on conventionality of end and beginning. In the end the camera, which for a long time shared a place with the artist, is left in solitude. Different mediums will create a semblance of finality; of something that doesn’t finish or, on the contrary, finishes in every moment of painting and filming.

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