A risky and bold Basque production that was selected in the Panorama section of the Berlinale, where it won the CICAE Prize, and at the San Sebastián Film Festival. The complex love story between a farmer and the Peruvian immigrant who takes care of him after an accident serves as a platform for debutant Robert Castón to openly address issues deeply rooted in the rural world, like homophobia and xenophobia, with the additional merit of doing so in the pre-«woke» movement era.
“Ander” is an intimate story which portrays a Basque countryman well into his forties at the turn of the twentieth century. He lives a monotonous life that takes place between his work in a bicycle factory and his peasant duties shared with his sister and their elder mother. His life starts to change when due to an accident; he needs to hire a Peruvian helper, José. The newcomer´s presence alters unintentionally the relationships between “Ander”, his relatives and acquaintances. When Ander acknowledges that he is developing deep feelings towards José, he has to decide whether he will transform his life to include him or not.