Directed by Oliver Laxe • 2019 • Spain
Starring Amador Arias, Benedicta Sánchez, Inazio Abrao
After serving two years in prison for arson, Amador (Amador Arias) returns to his mountainside village in northwest Spain, where he resumes a serene, if mostly solitary, existence tending cabbages and injured cows with his aging mother, Benedicta (Benedicta Sánchez). Their life together resumes, guided by the rhythms of nature, despite the suspicious glares of the unforgiving locals—until one night when long-smoldering tensions are set ablaze. Winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, the third feature from Oliver Laxe (MIMOSAS) is a mesmerizing meditation on the uncontrollable forces of nature and their effects on human lives.