THAT WAS LIFE
David Martín de los Santos
Maria's stable, retired life drastically changes when the condition of a young patient sharing a hospital room abruptly worsens. This road movie celebrates human dignity with the ageless possibilities of life.
Two Spanish women from different generations coincide in a hospital room in Belgium. María (Petra Martínez) has been living there for decades after emigrating when she was young, and Verónica (Anna Castillo) is a girl recently arrived in search of opportunities she never found in Spain. A strange friendship is forged between them which will lead María to set out on a return journey to the south of Spain with an unusual mission. What begins as a journey in search of Verónica's roots will become an opportunity to question certain principles on which she had based her life.
· 2020 Tokyo Film Festival - Official Selection
· 2020 Seville European Film Festival - Official Selection