Butterfly's Tongue

  |  Buy to Own: 20/11/2000
  |  93 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


The year is 1935 in the Spanish village of Galicia, and eight-year-old Moncho (Manuel Lozano) is terrified that his new teacher, Don Gregario (Fernando Fernan-Gomez) will flog him. However, Don Gregario proves to be an enlightened man, who shares Moncho's interest in insects and takes him on several enjoyable field trips. Meanwhile, Moncho's teenage brother Andrés (Alexis de los Santos) discovers a talent for the saxophone when he falls in love with a mute Chinese girl from the next village. However, the community becomes split with the arrival of the Spanish Civil War, and Moncho's relationship with his kindly teacher is among the first to feel its effect.