A brightly colored, picaresque adventure that's equal parts telenovela
melodrama and pop-magic realism, this film marks the auspicious directing debut of Alejandro Springall. A young widow, Esperanza Diaz (Dolores Heredia) shares her home in
small town Tlacotalpan, Vera Cruz, with her 14-year-old daughter Blanca (Maya Zapata) and best friend Soledad (Ana Bertha Espin), whose husband has also died recently. Blanca goes into the hospital for minor surgery, but when Esperanza goes to pick her up, she's told the girl has died of a
mysterious virus. The child's coffin is sealed, and the doctor who treated her leaves within a week. Soon after, the grief-stricken E...