Hey! I like Spirit of the Beehive and I don't appreciate face-punchings.
If anyone recommends "Spirit of the Beehive," punch them in the face. Then watch "Cría cuervos..."
A sad family drama and commentary on Spain in the early 70's.To appreciate its greatness,one does not have to understand the mixture of the personal and political. Young Ana Torrent is brilliant.Of course the song 'Porque te vas' was a big hit.
This movie is fantastic. This is one of the few films that I've seen that really seems to understand the mind of a child.
Beautiful film about lost childhood. Also, a wonderful example of the poetry of simple physical actions infront of the camera.
The young Ana Torrent remains just as lovely as she was in The Spirit of the Beehive, but this time her role is darker and the themes more conflictive, dealing with loss of important people in her life through an obscure series of events she may have been involved in, whether she (and the audience) knows when to set apart imagination from reality. Though joyfully campy at times, to me this is a masterpiece.
Set inside a morbid, dark fascist era house, Carlos Saura's exquisite drama is both a political allegory and haunting psychological character study of a society and the people that make up the society teetering on the edge of rapid change. At time it shares similarities with The Spirit of the Beehive, but lacks the visual beauty of the latter film. However its performances and script are all assured.
A very personal film for me. There were some very touching moments that made me cry. Beautiful film.
Sólo tengo una palabra para esta película: floja! Si no fuera por la excelente actuación de la niña Ana Torrent que literalmente se echa la película al hombro. Excepto por un par de escenas interesantes a nivel visual el film no posee una dirección resuelta y constante. Es una pena cuando se tienen expectativas tan altas de una película y al final resulta en decepción.
Cría Cuervos (1976) Carlos Saura Nice film – one I will remember. Saura was lucky to have *Ana Torrent*, she made the film even though she was trying to kill everyone. She was so cute, you empathize with a homicidal child. The ending is “No Country for Old Men” with girls - maybe Coen brothers stole the idea from Cría Cuervos.