Spain, 1974. A teenager and his father travel around in their car, their sole possession. They have a nomadic life, moving from apartment to apartment in the Spanish coastline, desolated during the off-peak tourist season. When they are forced to change their itinerary and move away from the sea, their lives will radically change.

The screening will be introduced by Ignacio Martínez de Pisón, the writer of the novel and the script's adaptation.

Ignacio Martínez de Pisón (Zaragoza, 1960) has been living in Barcelona since 1982. He is the author of over a dozen works, amongst which the novels Carreteras secundarias (The Back Roads, 1996), El tiempo de las mujeres (Women’s Time, 2003), Dientes de leche (Mil Teeth, 2008), El día de mañana (The Day After, 2011), La buena reputación (The Good Reputation, 2014), Derecho natural (Natural Law, 2017), and Fin de temporada (End of Season, 2020) stand out. He has also written essays such as Enterrar a los muertos (To Bury the Dead, 2005) and Filek, el estafador que engañó a Franco (Filek, the Swindler who Fooled Franco, 2018). He has also written film scripts for Backroads (1997), 13 Roses (2007), and Chico and Rita (2010). His books have been translated into a dozen languages, and he has received various awards, including the National Prize and the Critics’ Prize. His most recent novel is Castillos de fuego (Fire Castles, 2023).

In cultural partnership with the Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival.