March-ish Around the World 2019
It is less a whole national atmosphere in Cría Cuervos, on the surface at least. The country, in its roads and landscapes and overall environment, is seen in beautiful but brief glimpses. Where we truly see Spain in Cría Cuervos is in its rooms, and the little items that litter it. It is not the situation that is decidedly cultural, as is more arguably the case in Mon Oncle Antoine. And it is not the gorgeously romantic flicker of memory as it is in Genevieve. Cría Cuervos shines brightest, in its happiest or its saddest moments, in detail.
There is some universality to Cría Cuervos, though sometimes its storytelling veers more toward cultural,…