A young boy gets a crash course in the cruel complexity of life in this drama set in 1936 and adapted from three short stories by award-winning writer Manuel Rivas: La Lengua de las Butterflies, Carmiña
and Un Saxo en la
from the collection Que me Quieres, Amor?
Sensitive and asthmatic, 7-year-old Moncho (Manuel Lozano) is terrified of starting school. But kindly schoolmaster Don Gregorio (Fernando Fernán Gómez) takes the boy under his wing, encouraging him to read books like
and showing him the natural beauty that surrounds their small village in Galicia, a region of Spain with Celtic r...