16-year-old Darío is struggling with his parents’ divorce, trapped between them as they fight and do their best to turn him against the other. His neighbour Luismi is his saving grace, his best friend with whom he shares an unconditional friendship. Together they navigate through their adolescence, going for joy rides on motor scooters and spying on girls. When Darío reaches his limits at home, he runs away. Left to fend for himself in the big wide world, he befriends shady mechanic Caralimpia, and Antonia (played by director’s actual grandmother), a sweet granny who collects abandoned furniture to sell and who teaches him the about life’s silver lining. Together with Luismi, these two individuals will become Darío’s family for the summer. But underneath all the happy times, lurks some serious lessons set to change the course of Darío’s life.
Festival guest Daniel Guzmán’s debut has deservedly won him and his cast a slate of awards at the recent Málaga Film Festival and Goya Awards among others, proving it an unforgettable, un-missable coming-of-age journey.