Successfully balancing head and heart, León Siminiani’s documentary is a fresh and funny contemplation of love, life and filmmaking which has surprised and delighted Spanish audiences and critics alike.
After a relationship break-up and being fired from his TV job, Siminiani embarks for India in search of material for a new feature. Anticipating a renaissance of his life, he travels from Delhi to Calcutta, with stops in various striking locations, both urban and rural. His witty, deadpan voiceover is a portal into the inner workings of how what is being documented on-screen is affecting him.
As he desperately seeks deep connections between his past and present, he decides he needs a female companion. But when he realises that she is back in Madrid, his Indian soulsearching comes to an abrupt end, and a new journey commences back in Spain.
The director’s spontaneity and parody will incite bouts of laughter at times, and quiet reflection at others. His self-conscious and endearing approach to documenting his search for “signs” will speak to anyone who has ever travelled in search of clarity.