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Aro Recommended Butterfly's Tongue


aka: La lengua de las mariposas
Spain 1999, 93 minutes
Dir. Jose Luis Cuerda
In Spanish with English subtitles
Rating: [M] contains violence & sex scenes
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama / Youth

Topics: Period 1930s.


Aroview: Heartwarming Spanish coming-of-age drama set in Galicia in 1936.

Against the backdrop of the encroaching Spanish Civil War, a shy young boy develops of close relationship with his compassionate teacher, a Republican who is persecuted during the Nationalist uprising. Adapted from three short stories by Manuel Rivas: "A lingua das bolboretas", "Un saxo na néboa", and "Carmiña".

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