In her third feature film, director Patricia Ferreira counted on the best Spanish actor of all times, Fernando Fernán Gómez, to bring to life an endearing grandfather with a tragic past who supports his grandson against his mother when the young man decides to go to live with his girlfriend, from a lower social class. With a perfectly crafted script and superb performances by the actors, the film, nominated for three Goya Awards and selected at the Mar del Plata Film Festival, avoids stereotypes and commonplaces to present a moving analysis of family and love.
Irene lives with her father, Mateo, a lively old man despite a past stained with a tragic history, and his son, David, a 22 year-old youngster. They all live in harmony until a conflict burst into their lives: David has decided to move out from the family house to live with his girlfriend, Clara. His grandfather’s support and complicity to carry on his plans will lead to an unknown tension between mother and son.