Monday, September 28, 2015

603. Cria Cuervos

Cria Cuervos
Raise Ravens
Directed by Carlos Saura

Once again, we have an absolutely brilliant film that is bound to crush even the most buoyant mood.  Here we go!

Ana is an eight year old girl who overhears her father in a somewhat compromising situation with the wife of a Fascist officer.  Her father has a heart attack and the woman flees.  Ana is convinced that she murdered her father by poison.  She carries this with her as she and her sisters are raised by their cold aunt.

This movie is a tad bit on the confusing side, since there are many flashbacks and it is sometimes unclear if characters are real or part of Ana's imagination.  However, I didn't find this off-putting.  I felt like it added to the atmosphere of the movie and really made me empathize with Ana.  I felt like this what the filmmakers that made Spirit of the Beehive were going for, but weren't able to pull off as well.

Definitely worth at least one watch.  Sorry for the short review, but there is frozen pizza to be had.

RATING: ****-

Interesting Facts:

The title is derived from the Spanish proverb "Raise ravens and they'll pluck out your eyes."


  1. I feel rather proud you like so much a film from my country. You know, there are not so many in the List.

    1. Yeah you're right. Spain is really underrepresented.