YEAR 2000
DIRECTOR José Luis Garci
PRODUCED BY Enrique Cerezo P.C., Nickel Odeon Dos
CAST Lydia Bosch, Julia Gutiérrez Caba, Juan Diego, Fernando Guillén, Ana Fernández, Manuel Lozano, Carlos Hipólito
WRITERS José Luis Garci, Horacio Valcárcel

Julia, an only child of an affluent, bank owning family living in Madrid, escapes from her family to get over her grief that her boyfriend has been imprisoned. Julia is a well educated woman, having studied in Switzerland and England, who wants to become a writer. Julia drives to a little village in Asturias called Corralbos del Sella and there she stays in a mansion -Llendelabarca- of an old childhood friend Pilara she had spent many a happy summer with. Also living there is Pilara’s mother in law Tia Gala, and her grandson Juanito. Julia’s relationship with caretakers, teacher and priest makes Julia, a woman of the spanish capital, perhaps for the first time to not feel so alone.

AWARDS Goya Awards: 5 awards: Best Supporting Actress (Julia Gutiérrez Caba), Best Cinematography (Raúl Pérez Cubero), Best Editing (Miguel González Sinde), Best Production Design (Gil Parrondo y Gumersindo Andrés), Best Production Director (Luis María Delgado). 9 nominations. / Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear for Best Artistic Achievement (Raúl Pérez Cubero). / Círculo de Escritores Cinematográficos: Best Director (José Luis Garci), Best Suporting Actress (Julia Gutiérrez Caba), Best Cinematography (Raúl Pérez Cubero). / Cartagena Film Festival: Best Director (José Luis Garci), Best Actress (Lydia Bosch). / Lauderdale Festival: Best Cinematography (Raúl Pérez Cubero), Special Award (José Luis Garci).