film met Jeffrey Babcock

Cría Cuervos

2 juni 2018


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Met ingang van maart vertoont Jeffrey Babcock, bekend van zijn underground movie nights her en der in Amsterdam, maandelijks in Huis De Pinto een film. De voertaal van deze avonden is Engels.


Cría Cuervos is considered to be a landmark in Spanish cinema. It was shot in 1975, when General Franco was on his deathbed (ending the 40 year era of Spain's dictatorship), and the title of this film comes from a Spanish proverb: "Cría cuervos y te sacarán los ojos".... Raise ravens and they will pluck out your eyes. Starring child actress Anna Torrent (The Spirit of the Beehive) this is a movie about the dying dictatorship seen through the eyes of an imaginative, but disturbed, eight-year-old girl.

Set in Madrid, Ana and her two sisters mourn the death of their mother whom Ana conjures up as a ghost, thereby shifting between her imagination and reality. Of course her inner turmoil, her inner confusion, is a reflection of the violence in the society around her. Geraldine Chaplin stars as the mother, and Anna Torrent is as radiant as could be with her dark, luminous, fantasy-filled eyes. The theme song of this film "Por qué te vas" was a huge hit throughout Europe in 1976, and drew people into the cinemas that otherwise would never have seen this sublime masterpiece. It should also be noted that Cría Cuervos was the winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 1976 Cannes film festival.

This will be a high definition screening. The movie is in Spanish, with English subtitles.

hall open 19:30 | movie starts 20:00
entrance 3 euro (cash only, no cards)