Goya winner Arantxa Echevarría again delves into conflicts within (ethnic) minorities in Spain. A brilliant exploration of the different realities experienced by an adopted girl of Chinese origin when she is in the same class as another Chinese girl who is a secondgeneration immigrant. With a superb cast that is the result of years of work, here Arantxa mixes once more natural and professional actors to recreate a fascinating and conflictive reality where elements of childhood, racism, identity and integration in society form a perfect blend.
A Spanish couple adopts Xiang, a 9-year-old Chinese girl. Soon after, her adoptive father discovers that her biological family is trying to get in touch with her, creating a conflict about whether to expose her to a dramatic situation that could jeopardize their relationship. This heartwarming tale intertwines with the story of Lucía, her classmate and teenage sister, both second-generation Chinese girls striving to construct their identity amid the dichotomy of both cultures. As the three get to know each other better, they will ultimately uncover that elusive essence contrasting with what truly matters: their environment and roots.