María and Verónica, emigrants from different generations, meet in a hospital room in Belgium, where they care for each other. A series of events make María feel the desire and responsibility to return to Spain, on a trip to the Almeria coast that is a reconnection with her life and with herself as well. David Martín de los Santos’ crystalline first film can also be read as a love letter to his actress, the immense Petra Martínez.
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David Martín de los Santos
His cinematographic career goes through short films and documentaries, and includes titles that analyze the present from a critical and incisive perspective, such as ¿Generación perdida? and Ni vivos ni muertos, both made for TVE Documentos TV, or the shorts Mañana no es otro día and 23 de mayo. La vida era eso is his first feature film.
Filmography: La vida era eso (2020), 23 de mayo (curt, 2016), Mañana no es otro día (curt, 2015), 13 de septiembre (curt, 2014), En el hoyo (curt, 2006), La isla durmiente (2005), Llévame a otro sitio (curt, 2004)