A young girl, affected by parental death, comes to believe she has the power to terminate life.
Dir Carlos Saura
With Geraldine Chaplin, Ana Torrent, Conchi Perez
Ana Torrent (The Spirit of the Beehive) again plays a child responding to the mysteries of an adult world that reflects the repressive realities of Franco’s Spain: in Saura’s film, profoundly affected by parental death, she comes to believe she has the power to terminate life. The house she prowls, seemingly isolated but actually in Madrid, is remembered as a gloomy childhood prison.