The Blind Sunflowers

The Blind Sunflowers  {Los Girasoles ciegos}
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The Blind Sunflowers
Los Girasoles ciegos
Spain, 2008, 98 Minute Running Time
Topics: Drama, History, Political
Program: Awards Buzz
Language: Spanish English Sub-Titles

Awards: Official Oscar Submission 2008, Best Foreign Language Film

The Spanish Civil War continues to haunt Spanish culture. Blind Sunflowers looks at the effect of the war on the children growing up under the Franco regime when a young boy can't quite figure out why his father lives secretly in his own house. His confusion increases when one of his teachers becomes unexpectedly interested in his mother.

DIRECTOR: José Luis Cuerda
Producer: Fernando Bovaira, José Luis Cuerda, Emiliano Otegui
Editor: Nacho Ruiz Capillas
Screenwriter: Rafael Azcona, José Luis Cuerda
Cinematographer: Hans Burmann
Music: Lucio Godoy
Principal Cast: Maribel Verdú, Javier Cámara, Raúl Arévalo, José Ángel Egido, Roger Princep
Filmography: The Education of Fairies (2006), ¡Hay motivo! (2004), Butterfly Tongues (1999)
Print Source: Sogepaq

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