Winter Cinema: “The Tongue of the Butterfly” (Η γλώσσα της πεταλούδας) – Chania 10th November

The Cultural Association “Friends of the Letters and the Arts” in collaboration with the Cervantes Institute of Athens  organizes this year’s  Greek Winter Cinema in Chania.The Butterfly's Tongue

“The Tongue of the Butterly” by the Spanish director Jose Luis Courda will be the first film shown in this series.

WHEN: 10th November 20.00
WHERE: Cultural Centre, Andrea Papandreou 70, Chania

About the film:

The film takes place in a village in Galicia shortly before the Spanish Civil War begins in 1936 and is based on three short stories by Manuel Rivas. Against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War, with a crumbling democracy, the words atheist and communist become hateful and books are hidden. The only essential way of learning is the alternative  education through nature, applied by the elderly “anarchist” teacher Don Gregorio. The idealistic teacher uses nature to pass on his humanistic messages to his students and especially to his beloved Moncho. They use a coded language that is hidden like the butterfly’s language, but is ready to suck  the “nectar” of knowledge and scatter its seeds in the coming generations.


Source:  Association “Οι φιλοι των γραμματων και των τεχνων”


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