LA LANGUE DES PAPILLONS
by José Luis Cerda (La lengua de las mariposas, Spain, 1999, 1h36)
starring Fernando Fernán-Gómez, Manuel Lozano, Uxía Blanco, Gonzalo Uriarte
In 1936, 8-year-old Moncho has been kept away from school for health reasons. Going back for his first school term, he gradually opens up to the world, guided by the elderly Republican-leaning teacher in his Galician village. But all of a sudden, the outbreak of the Civil War will call into question his inculcated values and principles. A moving tale of friendship and learning.