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Cria Cuervos -- Disturbed, eight-year-old Ana, living in Madrid with her two sisters, mourns the death of her mother, whom she conjures as a ghost.

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Director:
Writer:
Carlos Saura (story)
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Release Date:
18 May 1977 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
In Madrid, the orphan sisters Irene, Ana and Maite are raised by their austere aunt Paulina together... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
so true See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Geraldine Chaplin ... Maria - The Mother / Ana - The Daughter as an Adult
Mónica Randall ... Paulina - The Aunt
Florinda Chico ... Rosa

Ana Torrent ... Ana
Héctor Alterio ... Anselmo
Germán Cobos ... Nicolás Garontes
Mirta Miller ... Amelia Garontes
Josefina Díaz ... Abuela - The Grandmother
Conchita Pérez ... Irene
Mayte Sanchez ... Maite (as Maite Sánchez)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juan Sánchez Almendros
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Directed by
Carlos Saura 
 
Writing credits
Carlos Saura (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Pedro El Samu .... assistant producer
Elías Querejeta .... producer
 
Original Music by
Federico Mompou 
José Luis Perales 
 
Cinematography by
Teo Escamilla 
 
Film Editing by
Pablo G. del Amo  (as Pablo G. Del Amo)
 
Production Design by
Rafael Palmero 
 
Costume Design by
Maiki Marín 
 
Makeup Department
Tomasa Benito .... assistant makeup artist
Concepción Cano .... hair stylist (as Conchita Cano)
Romana González .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Gregorio Hebrero .... production supervisor
Fernando Hermoso .... unit manager
Primitivo Álvaro .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roberto Parra .... third assistant director
Pedro Pérez .... second assistant director
Francisco J. Querejeta .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
M. Del Marin Carmin .... set designer
Jesús Mateos .... furniture maker (as J. Mateos)
Jesús Mateos .... props (as J. Mateos)
 
Sound Department
Antonio Illán .... sound re-recordist (as Antonío Illán)
Bernardo Menz .... sound (as Bernardo Mens)
Miguel Ángel Polo .... boom operator (as Miguel Polo)
Miguel Ángel Polo .... sound (as Miguel Polo)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
José M. de Nicolás .... assistant camera (as José MaNicolás)
Javier A. López Martinez .... still photographer
Domingo Solano .... second camera operator
Santiago Zuazo .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Angelines Castro .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
David Raposo .... assistant editor
Juan Ignacio San Mateo .... assistant editor (as Juan San Mateo)
 
Other crew
Pedro Esteban .... production assistant (as Pedro Esteban Samu)
M. Grange .... french adaptation: original version with subtitles
Gregorio Hebrero .... production assistant
Paco Lucio .... script supervisor (as Francisco J. Lucio)
Roberto Parra .... production assistant
Jean-Pierre Vincent .... press attache: France
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Cría cuervos" - Spain (original title)
"Raise Ravens" - International (English title) (informal literal English title), UK (literal English title)
"Cria!" - USA
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Runtime:
Germany:110 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
French visa # 46112.See more »
Quotes:
Maite:My mother died before I was born.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Por que te vasSee more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
so true, 3 March 2000
Author: AfterD'arc from Amsterdam

When death enters childhood it becomes a part of life without the real understanding of the matter. Little Ana from a viewer (witnessing her mother's death) tries to become a punishing hand of destiny, truelly beliving she killed her father and her aunt. And all this without loosing any of the "sweet" naivity. Her melancholic, grown up expression, strong feeling loneliness, gives the character to the whole movie and breaks your heart.

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IT HAS TO BE ON DVD thx2468
The other song (Grandma had terrific taste, didn't she?) ccoutroulos
the song the sisters listen to mjad88
Why is the movie called Cra cuervos? *spoilers* forgether
when ana saw herself in the apartment across the street psycoteraphy
the dream are_those_myfeet
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