Spanish subscription cinema and literature
Reasons to study this film
A simple, very effective film exploring relationships in a very humanitarian and sensitive manner. Studying this film will back up work around the family, the role of women in society and social problems.
The interest of the film
This harrowing film involves a daughter Maria, her mother Rosa and the rocky relationship with the abusive father figure. We learn that the father had refused to allow his daughter to get an education and she is in a dead end job wanting nothing more than to be a mother, having just become pregnant.
The film slowly turns round on the path to redemption as Maria achieves some happiness from an unexpected quarter.