Synopsis by Dan Pavlides
Forntunata (Emma Panella) is the working class girl employed in a market place who falls for the wealthy Juan (Maximo Valverde). His family discourages the relationship, and he yields to pressure by marrying Jacinta (Liana Orfei), daughter of a wealthy noble. The heartbroken Fortunata tries to win Juan back, but she relents and marries another man. He meets her again after many years and they rekindle their affair. For Juan, it is merely another sexual conquest, but Fortunata carries the memory of their affairs in her heart for the rest of her life in this romantic drama of unrequited love. This film captured several international awards upon its initial release in 1969.