In the twilight of Francisco Franco's dictatorship, an eight-year-old orphan and her two sisters find shelter in the house of their stern aunt, trying their best to acclimatise to a new reality. Will they summon up the courage to grow up?
In Madrid, the orphan sisters Irene, Ana and Maite are raised by their austere aunt Paulina together with their mute and crippled grandmother after the death of their mother and their military father Anselmo. Ana is a melancholic girl, fascinated by death, after seeing her mother having a painful death and her father dead in bed.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When death enters childhood it becomes a part of life without the real understanding of the matter. Little Ana from a viewer (witnessing her mother's death) tries to become a punishing hand of destiny, truelly beliving she killed her father and her aunt. And all this without loosing any of the "sweet" naivity. Her melancholic, grown up expression, strong feeling loneliness, gives the character to the whole movie and breaks your heart.
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