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When Maria, a 55-year-old Spanish woman, receives a cancer diagnosis, she rejects the solemnity of the life-altering news and instead, leaves family ties behind and indulges her wanderlust. She escapes to the beautiful Greek island of Nisyros in the Aegean Sea, a humble haven of peace and calm, where she reawakens her spirit and revels in her newfound freedom including a chance at love. With powerfully humanistic performances and breathtaking cinematography, this moving story is visually told with ripples of emotion rather than the gush of sentimentality. Intimately personal yet universal in its reach, it recasts surrender not as defeat but more of a yielding to the richness of everyday moments.

Presented by Susan & Greg Walker

  • Year
  • Runtime
    105 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    Greece, Spain
  • Director
    Miguel Ángel Jiménez
  • Screenwriter
    Luis Gamboa, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Luis Moya
  • Producer
    Javier Arsuaga, Luis de Oza, Lara Izagirre, Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis
  • Cast
    Emma Suárez, Kosta Petrou, Akilas Karazisis, Antonis Kafetzopoulos, Gaizka Ugarte, Katerina Zafeiropoulou
  • Cinematographer
    Gorka Gómez Andreu
  • Editor
    Iván Aledo
  • Composer
    Pascal Gaigne