Mararía is a beautiful young girl who lives on the island of Lanzarote, her dream is to leave the island and see the world. Fermín is a doctor destined to the island who tries that people lose their fear to medicine. Later, a handsome English reporter, Bertrand, comes to the island. Fermín has to leave the island when the Civil War (1936-1939) begins. However, on his return tragedy bursts when love, jealousy and passion intersect between these three characters.
Based on the novel by Rafael Arozarena.
Warning: This movie may contain nudity scenes and strong language. Viewer discretion is advised.
Winner of a Goya Award 1999: Best Cinematography
Winner of a Golden Egret, at Miami Hispanic Film Festival 1999: Best Film
Winner of an Award, at Spanish Music Awards 1999: Best Score
Winner of an Award, at Toulouse Cinespaña 1999: Best Film Score
Nominated to 4 Goya Awards: Best New Actress (Goya Toledo); Best Screenplay - Adapted; Best Original Score; and, Best Production Design
Nominated to Tokyo Grand Prix, at Tokyo International Film Festival 1998