Had a lot of flaws but overall I liked it. The girl who played Esther did a great job at that role. By the way, Transylvania is a part of Romania, not Russia.
About the rivalry between two families from 1870 (Carlist War) up to 1936 (Spanish Civil War). The title translates to cows a bit confusing as to what the cows have to do with anything. But the camera takes shots at the cow seemingly careless in its gaze and at one point the camera takes up the vantage point as if it was peering at the world around it. And what does it see war, bloodshed, etc. Also how how history repeats itself. Great film highly recommended. Only problem was the transfer to dvd wasn't as good as I would have liked it to be and the subtitles from Spanish to English were a bit wrong at times.