A year after the end of Spain’s fractious civil war, Elena struggles to keep up appearances. Yet, all the while, she’s harboring a dangerous secret: Her Republican schoolteacher husband has been living with her and her children all along.
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Even when I'm tired of Spanish cinema recalling over and over again Franco's era, I must say this movie is breathtaking. Great script, Javier Camara and Maribel Verdu are out of this world, and the execution of the film, shot after shot, sequence after sequence, is just unbelievable. Thanks Cuerda for yet another classic.