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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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Carlos Saura (screenplay)
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Release Date:
18 May 1977 (USA) See more »
In Madrid, the orphan sisters Irene, Ana and Maite are raised by their austere aunt Paulina together... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Geraldine Chaplin ... María / Ana
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

Directed by
Carlos Saura 
Writing credits
Carlos Saura (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 (alternative title)
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Germany:110 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.See more »
Maite:My mother died before I was born.See more »
Movie Connections:
¡Ay, Maricruz!See more »


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22 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
My favourite film of all time, 12 August 2001
Author: (eguirald-1) from Santiago, Chile

I have seen several thousand films in my life and this one became the top one almost instantly. Ever since I have watched it several times and it has never failed to impress and delight me - it even increases the sense of mystery undelying in its baroque and compelling history. On my opinion, it is Carlos Saura's masterpiece and perhaps the best film ever made about the mysterious inner world children live in and create. There is so much to be enjoyed in this film, that a conventional review will not make it justice.

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