In a small town in some remote area of rural Spain, an elderly woman decides to marry, out of convenience, her caregiver, so that she can look after her and ruin her nieces’ plans to place her in a nursing home – a move by the old lady that gives rise to quite a scandal. This is a social comedy directed by Miguel Albadalejo, who has always been a supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and whose work can be described as a hybrid between traditional cinema and activist cinema, somewhere between Berlanga and Almodóvar. The two lead actresses, Petra Martínez and Adriana Ozores, perform remarkably well in this movie.
Aunt Flora is a 70-year-old woman who has always had to care for others. She never married because she was never really interested in men, but that meant all her relatives turned to her when they needed someone to take care of them. First it was her parents, then her three nieces… When t he girls grew up and left the village, she had to look after her Aunt Virtudes, also single and very long-lived. Flora uncomplainingly agreed to look after her but felt indignant that none of her nieces would consider moving back to town to lend a hand. Her nieces do what they think is sensible: they look for another woman to help Flora, paying her to live with Flora and Aunt Virtudes. This woman is Purita, an absolute saint, hard-working, submissive, obedient and quite… almost like a slave.
Albaladejo returns to comedy with an original, surprising story full of characters taken from “live today”.