Miguel, a village fisherman, married and about to become a father, has a secret romance with an artist and outsider, Santiago. Miguel is faced with a tremendous dilemma when Santiago drowns suddenly, coming back from the dead to ask him to find his body in the sea and bury it according to the village rituals so that his soul can rest in peace. To fulfil Santiago’s wishes would mean revealing his affair, ruining his marriage and his reputation. But failing to do so would sentence him to eternal limbo. —San Sebastian International Film Festival
Wow, I feel very very touched by this movie. Really excellent, very emotive, very clear the story wihout any unncesesary features added. Beautiful photography. Should be better well known among bests queer films, but seeing it such as that would be unfair, cause is full of humanity, concerned with parental ellationships, own integrity in a small village, and love.
Seeing this film as a modern-day fairy tale is necessary to understanding it. The story becomes so original that it's almost impossible not to like it. The twist comes unexpectedly, and it works very well. The screenplay and direction are perfect, and the performances are some of the best. The characters feel real, and one grows to care for them. It is definitely one of the best queer films from recent years.
David Greven in the new Winter 2010 issue of Cineaste: "Judging by these first three entries of Arsenal Pulp Press's new series Queer Film