Cria Cuervos... 1976
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|Starring||Geraldine Chaplin, Monica Randall|
|Supporting actors||Florinda Chico, Ana Torrent, Héctor Alterio, Germán Cobos, Mirta Miller, Josefina Díaz, Conchita Pérez, Mayte Sanchez, Juan Sánchez Almendros|
|Studio||The Criterion Collection|
|MPAA rating||PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)|
|Rental rights||3-day viewing period. Details|
|Purchase rights||Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details|
|Format||Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)|
It is nice to see that this film appears letterboxed and digitally re-mastered with new subtitles.
Very much can and has been said about its complexity and symbolism, and analogies with the real changes in the political and social life in Spain at the time.
The adult Ana is played by the same actress as her mother,because she is condemmed to repeat her mother's mistakes,locked in a repetition compulsion.
The little girl is a treat to watch and I liked the song she plays on her audio device. Most enjoyable moviePublished 12 months ago by Lynn
As a very thinly veiled allegory about the Franco regime, this film works quite well. Showing the military uniforms at the funeral and then the song "Porque te vas," which was... Read morePublished on April 28, 2011 by Energeticus
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I agree with some other reviewers: I think this might just be my favorite film of all time. Read more
Me parecen acertados los comentarios que subrayan los elementos de grisura y aislamiento presentes en el ambiente de una casona, y en la severa impenetrabilidad del mundo adulto... Read morePublished on August 16, 2010 by GeraldBostock1972
Ana Torrent(the dark-eyed beauty from The Spirit if the Beehive) portrays the disturbed 8 year old Ana,living in Madrid with her two sisters,mourning the death of her mother whom... Read morePublished on July 17, 2010 by technoguy
It is hard to be a child no matter what country or times you live in. It is unbearably painful for a child to lose their most beloved and close person in the world, to miss them... Read morePublished on May 8, 2009 by Galina
Ana (played by 9-year-old Ana Torrent) is one of three daughters in a wealthy Madrid family. The plot of "Cria Cuervos" is nonlinear and somewhat difficult to describe without... Read morePublished on April 30, 2009 by Westley
The movie drags excessively in a couple of parts, but most of the pace is appropriate. The confused depictions of reality authentically mirror a child's perspective. Read morePublished on January 21, 2009 by From Elder
Very intense and well made film set in 1970s Spain under the Franco regime. I haven't watched the extras yet, but the transfer is excellent, and the actors are fantastic,... Read morePublished on June 21, 2008 by MarkusG