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194 Ratings

Butterfly's Tongue

La lengua de las mariposas

Directed by José Luis Cuerda
Spain, 1999


Veteran director Jose Luis Cuerda delivered this sensitive portrait of a child coming of age during a tense political situation just before the Spanish Civil War.

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Butterfly's Tongue Directed by José Luis Cuerda

Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

2000 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

European Film Awards

2000 | Nominee: European Screenwriter

Goya Awards

2000 | Winner: Best Screenplay - Adapted

2000 | 12 nominations including: Best Film

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