Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
Director Antonio Simon and writer Lino Braxe based this period mystery on a '40s screenplay by Luis Buñuel and Jose Rubia Braxe. In northern Spain, Wenceslao Corredoira (Francisco Rabal) negotiates property at Galicia with engineer Oscar Marsal (Nancho Novo). Wenceslao's sister is a bitter widow (Esperanza Roy) who lives in the estate's Gothic mansion, with the usual household of reclusive residents lurking about amid high strangeness, rainstorms, lightning, mysterious harp music, and sex in the stables. Flashbacks reveal the sister's history, and Oscar sets out to find the answer to the house's enigmatic events. Shown at the 1997 Valladolid film Festival.
engineering, hermit, property, sister, widow/widower