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For Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts school, he has a wonderful teacher, he makes a friend in Roque, he begins to figure out some of the mysteries of Eros, and, with his older brother, a budding saxophone player, he makes a trip with the band from their town in Galicia. But it's also the year that the Spanish Republic comes under fire from Fascist rebels. Moncho's father is a Republican as is the aging teacher, Don Gregorio. As sides are drawn and power falls clearly to one side, the forces of fear, violence, and betrayal alter profoundly what should be the pleasure of coming of age.

Original Title La lengua de las mariposas
Italian Title La lingua delle farfalle
Category Official Competition
Section Free to Fly
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 96'
Production Year 1999
Nationality Spain
Directed by José Luis Cuerda
Screenplay Rafael Azcona, José Luis Cuerda
Main cast Manuel Lozano, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Uxía Blanco

 regista José Luis CuerdaJOSÉ LUIS CUERDA

José Luis Cuerda was born on February 18, 1947 in Albacete, Albacete, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for La lengua de las mariposas (1999).