A courageous story filled with luminous moments.
A film full of truth.
A delicate approach to childhood.
A logic follow up of the successful Quinzaine selected and multi Goya awarded film “Carmen and Lola”, Arantxa Echevarria explores again the conflicts within the minorities in Spain. A brilliant exploration of the different realities of an adopted girl of Chinese origin when she is in the same class as a second generation inmigrant Chinese girl. An superb cast the result of years of work, Arantxa again mixes natural and professional actors to recreate a fascinating and conflictive reality where elements of childhood, racism, belonging and integration form a perfect mix.
In a neighborhood of Madrid where Chinese immigration has created a second home, a family with two daughters earns a living running a 24-hour shop. Both daughters have to deal with different levels of integration into Spanish society, and soon conflicts and contradictions arise when another girl from China arrives at the younger daughter’s school, who is adopted and educated in a different set of values.