The Spirit of the Beehive ★★★

An obviously massive influence on Del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth. Would probably benefit from having an understanding of the history behind the political allegory, but it's still a really interesting, somewhat haunting film. The children were fantastic and I wish it had been even more centered around them. (It's been 13 years, but I recall saying the exact same thing about Pan's Labyrinth.)

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