WriterRafael Azcona, Jose Luis Cuerda, Manuel Rivas Release date24 September 1999 Initial releaseSeptember 24, 1999 (Spain) ScreenplayJose Luis Cuerda, Manuel Rivas, Rafael Azcona CastFernando Fernán Gómez (Don Gregorio), Manuel Lozano (Moncho), Uxía Blanco (Rosa), Gonzalo Uriarte (Ramón), Alexis de los Santos (Andrés), Jesús Castejón (Don Avelino) Similar moviesBlue Is the Warmest Color, Sexual Chronicles of a French Family, The Voyeur, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, The Hunt, Bad Teacher
TaglineStop and taste the world.
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Butterfly's Tongue or Butterfly (Spanish: La lengua de las mariposas, literally it can also be translated as "The Tongue of the Butterflies"), is a 1999 Spanish film directed by José Luis Cuerda. The film centers on Moncho (Manuel Lozano) and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio (Fernando Fernán Gómez), who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ordinary coming-of-age experiences, tensions related to the looming Spanish Civil War periodically interrupt Moncho's personal growth and daily life.
The film is adapted from three short stories from the book Que me quieres, amor? by Galician author Manuel Rivas. The short stories are "A lingua das bolboretas", "Un saxo na néboa", and "Carmiña".
The film received some critical acclaim. It was nominated for the 2000 Goya Award for Best Picture, and it won the Goya Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Butterfly's Tongue also has a 96% rating on RottenTomatoes.com.
Land and Freedom (1995). Love and Anarchy (1973). Rafael Azcona wrote the screenplay for Butterflys Tongue and Cousin Angelica. Fernando Fernan Gomez appears in Butterflys Tongue and The Spirit of the Beehive. Soldiers Of Salamina (2003).
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Fernando Fernán Gómez as Don Gregorio
Manuel Lozano as Moncho
Elena Fernandez as Carmiña
Uxia Blanco as Rosa
Gonzalo Martín Uriarte as Ramón
Alexis de los Santos as Andrés
In a Galician town, a young boy, Moncho, goes to school for the first time and is taught by Don Gregorio about life and literature. At first, Moncho is very scared that the teachers will hit him since that was the standard procedure back then, but he is relieved to discover that Don Gregorio doesn't hit his pupils. Don Gregorio is unlike any other teacher; he builds a special relationship with Moncho, teaching him to love learning. Don Gregorio also builds a special relationship with Moncho's father, who is a Republican like him. At this point in Spain, the Republican and the Nationalist factions are vying for control of Spain in the civil war, forcing many to choose sides. Moncho's mother is lukewarm towards the Republic, her main concern being belief in God, and at the end of the film, she sides with the Nationalist rebels.
When Nationalists take control of the town after militarily defeating their opponents, they round up known Republicans, including Don Gregorio. Because of the fact that Moncho's father is a Republican, his family fears that he too will be taken away in the purge if the Nationalists discover his political leanings. In order to protect themselves, the family goes to the town square to jeer the captured Republicans as they are paraded out of the court house and boarded onto a truck. The film ends with Moncho, despite his continued great affection for his friend and teacher, yelling hateful things and throwing rocks at Don Gregorio and the other Republicans, as instructed by his mother, as the truck carries them away, although the last thing Moncho yells are the words for the tongue of a butterfly, espiritrompa (Galician for "proboscis"), a favorite word taught to him by Don Gregorio in an attempt to let his dear friend know that he does not truly mean the words he is yelling.