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Civil War Memories Screenings: Butterfly (La lengua de las mariposas)

Film Screening
Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Screening the Civil War Memories on Wednesdays.

Fourth screening of the film series in relation to the Mexican Suitcase Exhibition at the Galeria Centralis (Blinken OSA Archivum) in cooperation with the Embassy of Spain in Budapest and the Cervantes InstituteWednesday, 3 February, 2016, at 6:30 pm


Butterfly (La lengua de las mariposas, 1999), 96’

Drama, directed by José Luis Cuerda

Spanish with English subtitles


Veteran director Jose Luis Cuerda delivered this sensitive portrait of a child coming of age during a tense political situation just before the Spanish Civil War. On his first day of school, frail eight-year-old Moncho (Manuel Lozano) is so terrified by the imposing figure of his teacher Don Gregorio (Fernando Fernan Gomez) that he flees into the nearby woods. In spite of his authoritarian appearance, the schoolmaster proves to be a kind, free-thinking Republican who teaches Moncho the virtues of being good. The boy is soon spending much of his time with the elderly Gregorio in the Galician countryside, admiring such wonders of nature as the tongue of a butterfly. However, when the Fascists roll into town, the boy's life changes forever. La Lengua de las Mariposas was screened at the 1999 San Sebastian Film Festival.


Supported by the Spanish Embassy in Budapest.


Budapest V, Arany János u. 32.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please come on time! / FREE ADMISSION