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Raise Ravens (Cria Cuervos)


In Madrid, the orphan sisters Irene, Ana and Maite are raised by their austere aunt Paulina together with their mute and crippled grandmother after the death of their mother and their military father Anselmo. Ana is a melancholic girl, fascinated by death, after seeing her mother having a painful death and her father dead in bed. Read more …

The critical consensus

A richly shot, impressively acted film containing a powerful, bleak vision of both childhood and a repressive adult world.

****(*)Tom Dawson, Total Film, 08/06/2011

It unfolds like a kind of morbid reverie, reverberating with strange frissons about what one generation passes to the next, and how even rebellion is a kind of heirloom. Don’t miss.

****(*)Tim Robey, The Telegraph, 09/06/2011

The film is a masterpiece of form and technique, and Chaplin and Torrent are both outstanding.

*****Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 09/06/2011

Features about Raise Ravens (Cria Cuervos)

Carlos Saura: 'Franco took so long to die we had time to buy champagne'

Giles Tremlett, The Guardian, 24/06/2011

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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