Rent Cria Cuervos (1976)

3.7 of 5 from 126 ratings
1h 50min
Rent Cria Cuervos (aka Raise Ravens) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Shot in the summer of 1975 as General Franco lay dying, Saura's masterpiece takes its title from a sinister Spanish proverb: 'Raise ravens and they'll pluck out your eyes'.
A subtle yet unmistakable indictment of the family as a repressive force in Spanish society, 'Cria cuervos' centres on an eight-year-old orphan (the spellbinding Ana Torrent) who believes herself to have poisoned her cold, authoritarian father (Hector Alterio), a high-ranking military man whom she blames for the death of her adored mother (Geraldine Chaplin).
Actors:
, , Florinda Chico, , , , , , Conchita Pérez, , Juan Sánchez Almendros
Directors:
Producers:
Elías Querejeta
Writers:
Carlos Saura
Aka:
Raise Ravens
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
Classics, Drama
Countries:
Spain, Classics, Drama
Awards:

1976 Cannes Grand Prize

BBFC:
Release Date:
13/05/2013
Run Time:
110 minutes
Languages:
Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Portrait of Carlos Saura (Jose Luis Lopez-Linares, 2004, 63 mins)
  • On-stage Interview with Carlos Saura (2012, 23 mins)
  • Original Theatrical Trailers
BBFC:
Release Date:
13/05/2013
Run Time:
110 minutes
Languages:
Spanish LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Original Theatrical Trailers

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Reviews (2) of Cria Cuervos

Grindingly Slow - Cria Cuervos review by ll

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18/12/2017

The synopsis is accurate although the allusion to repression in Spanish society seems far fetched. Its a slow slow family story. Sound was good with catchy spanish song.

3 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Dark goings-on through the eyes of a child - Cria Cuervos review by Promessi

Spoiler Alert
13/10/2020

We are in the territory of adult events witnessed by a child. The scene is set for a confusion of real events, childishly imagined ones and misunderstandings. The film is always intelligent and humane. Perhaps the kids are not sufficiently animated -- I found it difficult to engage emotionally with some scenes when , on the face of it, events were serious even harrowing. Super performances by two supports : the servant with a taste for tittle-tattle and the severely stricken grandmother who wants only to die. All in all well worth seeing

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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