You know a film is good when you have to add it to Mubi.
A genuinely interesting story shot quite well in the beautiful scenery of the Spanish north coast, let down by a script whose gears only clunk and never turn. If only it were Werner and not Hudson who had decided to put on this show.
Not sure why it has so poor ratings(I found this movie very solid),maybe the absence of a terrible hero or its anti-climax. The movie does not cater to the PR themes that are abundant in European cinema-we see Marcelino being attacked by both creationist and evolutionist groups. There is good deal of how a scientific exploration develops, a nice family story, human drama and all this is combined with great artistry.