Inspired by their work as investigative journalists amid the ongoing conflict in Colombia, directors Andrés Luque and Samuel Martín Mateos deliver a nuanced exploration of trauma and its lingering impacts.
Maria (Juana Acosta), a Colombian nurse, who lost her daughter at the hands of three Spanish militiamen, resolves to travel to the Spanish Canary Islands with her youngest son to find one of the killers and get revenge. With just a single photograph marked “Ivan” as a clue to the man’s identity, Maria’s life becomes consumed by the search, trapped by the injustice of the terrible crime. On the island too, utterly unaware and unprepared for the impact Maria is to have on their lives are Gonzalo, a school psychologist who finds himself fatefully drawn to Maria… and a man called Ivan and his girlfriend Vero.
Juana Acosta showcases her remarkable capabilities bringing emotion and depth to a challenging role. Stylised and strikingly composed, this film is a powerful story of motherhood and revenge.