Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Two wealthy and powerful Catalan families have gathered at the Martis mansion to celebrate the betrothal of their children. The alliance between these aristocratic families is taking place for expedient reasons: romance has no place in the conveniently arranged upcoming marriage, except by convention. Awkward speeches are made by the two families gathered in the house of the bride's family. Meanwhile, the family piano teacher and Fina's future husband have gone off for a little privacy, and they have a sexual interlude. They are interrupted by the boy's father, who sends the teacher away and takes the chastened boy downstairs for the obligatory cheerful photographs.
aristocracy, marriage, marriage-arranged, piano-teacher, sex