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Tuesday, 12 November 2013 at 7.15pm
Through a Child's Eyes
  • Drama
  • 1975
  • Spain
  • Colour
  • 105 mins.
 
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Carlos Saura's 1976 film Cría Cuervos, or Raise Ravens ... is a sensational rerelease: a gripping, profoundly mysterious movie which is both an uncannydrama of family dysfunction and a historical parable of the end of Franco-ism: a film which fully deserves to be placed alongside Bergman's Cries and Whispers or Fanny and Alexander. Eight-year-old Ana Torrent (from Víctor Erice's Spirit of the Beehive) plays Ana, whose father is a senior Spanish army officer and brutal generalissimo stalwart. The claustrophobic household stands for Spain, but Carlos Saura could as well be addressing Europe generally: a Europe in uneasy postwar denial about that country in its midst which was an ideological and military proving ground for Nazi Germany, and whose unapologetic fascism survived the war. The film is a masterpiece of form and technique, and Chaplin and Torrent are both outstanding.



Director:

 
Carlos Saura

Screenplay:

 
Carlos Saura

Cast:

 
Geraldine Chaplin, Ana Torrent, Conchita Perez, Maite Sanchez, Monica Randall

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