In childhood and youth, the three were “the inseparables.” Luisa married Ángel, then two years later, she left him to marry Ramiro. After ten years, Ángel reappears, back from South America, broke and ill. Luisa is overcome with sentimentality and, over Ramiro’s objections, takes Ángel into their house. Ángel is bitter, he and Ramiro have shifted from best friends to enemies. Luisa wants to be in love with both. Ramiro hopes he can wait out Ángel’s declining health, and Luisa wants to heal Ángel through force of will. What is Ángel’s plan? Observing the roiling emotions are Luisa and Ramiro’s precocious young children. Who’s in danger here? —IMDb
Vicente Aranda (born on 9 November 1926 in Barcelona), is a Spanish film director, screenwriter and producer.
Due to his refined and personal style, he is one of the most renowned Spanish filmmakers. He started as a founded member of the Barcelona School of Film and became known for bringing contemporary Spanish novels to life on the big screen. Aranda is famous for exploring difficult social issues and variations on the theme of desire that employs the codes of melodrama.
Love as uncontrollable passion, eroticism and cruelty are constant themes in his filmography. The frank examination of sexuality is one of the trademarks of his work as can be seen in his most internationally successful film: Amantes (1990) (Lovers). —Wikipedia