Claudia (Ximena Ayala – Desierto adentro, Diente por diente) has grown up alone for almost her entire life. She fends for herself, living in a small room in a run-down neighbourhood of Guadalajara. One day, she falls ill with appendicitis and winds up in hospital. In the bed next to her is Marta (Lisa Owen), a woman with four children and an endless lust for life, in spite of her terminal illness. Each of her children are very distinct from one another, but all love her profoundly.
Claudia is gradually drawn into the family unit, forming a special bond with each one of them and filling a long-empty void in her life. As Marta’s illness advances, Claudia takes on a role within the family, keeping Marta company on regular hospital visits, accompanying the children to school, helping around the house, and even going on holiday with them.
An indie-style drama-comedy with many moments of laughter, joy, tenderness and sadness.
This film will delight audiences but also leave an emotional mark on them, while the unique situation and characters involve the viewer in a distinct experience which will stay with them long beyond the closing credits.