Acclaimed by critics and featuring legendary star Fernando Fernan Gomez (All About My Mother), Butterfly is a heartwarming tale about a young boy growing up in a small Spanish town. Moncho is timid and fearful as he starts school for the first time. But with the nuturing guidance of his kind and devoted teacher, Don Gregorio (Fernan Gomez), a world of possibilities begins to open up for young Moncho. As the school year comes to a close, however, civil war begins sweeping across the country, forcing the boy's family and community to choose between the fight for freedom and the threat of persecution! An amazing story of family and friendship during a time of extreme conflict--you're sure to enjoy this magical motion picture.
A sugar-coated political story. Spain was in the twilight of political tyranny. The science teacher, however well-educated and well-meaning he was, his torch of enlightenment was... Read morePublished on April 27 2003 by BLee
La pelicula se basa en un libro que consta de una serie de cuentos escrito por el joven escritor gallego, Manuel Rivas. La coleccion se llama "Que me quieres, Amor?". Read morePublished on Oct. 7 2002
Shortly after Franco died (1975), Spain saw a flurry of movies, TV series and books about the Civil War. Read morePublished on Dec 28 2001 by Manola Sommerfeld
"Butterfly" is one of the best Spanish movies I've ever seen. Translated literally from Spanish as "The tongue of the butterflies," it is a look at life just... Read morePublished on May 29 2001 by Rachel Dziallo
...I have seen so many coming of age films, especially foreign ones, that only a few stand out for me anymore as 5 star films. Read morePublished on May 13 2001 by carol irvin
I had to go see two spanish films for one of my college courses. I am not really into foreign films. Read morePublished on March 7 2001 by Cathy
This is a memorable film with beautiful images of Galicia, Spain. The story will take you from laughter to worthwhile tears. Read morePublished on Jan. 3 2001