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Miss this move - you'll regret it.
on 22 April 2003
'Butterfly's Tongue' is a minor masterpiece of a movie that deserves to be seen. The relationship between young Moncho and his kindly old grandfatherly teacher is captured beautifully, despite the shadow of the Spanish civil war looming large on the horizon. The viewer is totally immerced in the lives of Moncho, his parents and brother, all observed with brilliance by the actors. The one thing this movie left with me is the knowledge that children are like sponges, soak them with hate early on and we'll all be reaping the 'rewards' later.