Okay, first off I don’t want to give away too much of this classic movie made in Spain under Franco in 1955 in the first post at least. I was curious of what the opinions were on anyone who might have seen this movie and then we can develop the conversation.
Since this is close to being an unknown classic to many, again, I emphasize, this will be a spoiler thread because I don’t think it is a must-see like maybe the Passion but it has received widespread acclaim.
Basically, an order of Franciscans adopt the little boy Marcelino, an orphan.
In places, yes, it can make one cry, well done and based on a legend but in some ways, I think it could have been fine tuned seeing how it seems to be taken from a tail passed down through generations. Also, it is only about 80 minutes long. There is art in that brevity and simiplicity.but I can also ponder a longer version though I don’t think the modern world would do it justice unless the best directors got inolved.
A charity for animals, cats and dogs actually had this video and I feel lucky to have gotten this film. It deserves the recognition it has gotten.
Alright, that is the start of this thread and it can be discussed more in full in case commentary starts.