THE MONSTER AND THE OTHER: GENDER IN VICTOR ERICE’S ‘THE SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE’

The monster is not what society has repressed, but what society adheres to
– Peter Evans, 1982

Haunting and ethereal, Victor Erice’s debut El Espiritu de la Colmena (The Spirit of the Beehive) is considered a canonical work in post-war Spanish cinema.