Cría cuervos (1975)

A young girl, affected by parental death, comes to believe she has the power to terminate life.

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  • Raise Ravens Alternative
  • Cría Alternative

Introduction

Ana Torrent (The Spirit of the Beehive) again plays a child responding to the mysteries of an adult world that reflects the repressive realities of Franco’s Spain: in Saura’s film, profoundly affected by parental death, she comes to believe she has the power to terminate life. The house she prowls, seemingly isolated but actually in Madrid, is remembered as a gloomy childhood prison.

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