Butterfly

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Studio Lions Gate
SKU 221187803
UPC 031398138396
UPC 14 00031398138396
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
1930s
Relationships
Teachers
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Moncho (Manuel Lozano) is a curious little boy who lives with his loving family in rural 1930s Spain. Sitting in his bed reading at night while his older brother practices his saxophone, Moncho is afraid of starting school and afraid especially that the teacher will beat him. To the contrary, teacher Don Gregorio (Fernando Fernan Gomez) fascinates Moncho with lessons about nature and freedom. Taking long walks by the stream in the beautiful countryside--catching butterflies, listening for the sounds of crickets, peeking at the local girls swimming nearby--Moncho and his brother learn to appreciate the beauty of nature, and through it achieve a better understanding of their own coming of age.^Underlying this gentle plot is an aggravated political situation, suggested in debates between Moncho's parents or in suspicious activity among the parents of Moncho's classmates. When the Spanish Civil War commences in 1936, this peaceful period of discovery comes to an abrupt end as Moncho is faced with real life lessons about political persecution, discrimination, religious hysteria, and the terror of war. Capturing the color and mystery of the world as seen through a child's eyes, Jose Luis Cuerda's BUTTERFLY is a sweet, moving film.
Reviews
Movieline's Hollywood Life "...Lovely pastoral settings and finely tuned performances [by Gomez and Lozano]..." 07/??/2000 p.33
Entertainment Weekly "...Something quite powerfully unnerving..." -- Rating: B 07/21/2000 p.55
Box Office "...A variety of fine performances..." 05/01/2000 p.61
Los Angeles Times "...BUTTERFLY is a beautiful, harrowing film of understated power and perception..." 06/16/2000 p.C18
Directors
Jose Luis Cuerda
Actors
Manuel Lozano
Fernando Fernan Gomez
Cast & Crew
Gonzalo Martin Uriarte - Star
Manuel Lozano - Star
Alexis De Los Santos - Star
Uxia Blanco - Star
Fernando Fernan Gomez - Star
Guillermo Toledo - Star
Rafael Azcona - Screenwriter
Jose Luis Cuerda - Screenwriter
Manuel Rivas - Screenwriter
Jose Luis Cuerda - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1999
UPC 00031398138396
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 97 minutes
Color Color
Features
DVD, Widescreen, English, Subtitled, French, Spanish, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby, Digital Audio
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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