Don't be fooled by the title: No celestial beings hover over this Harlequin romance, played against a backdrop of the first rumblings of the Spanish Civil War. Adapted from Kate O'Brien's novelMary Lavelle,
it revolves around an unsophisticated
Irish lass (Polly Walker) who goes to Spain in the 1930s to serve as a governess for the wealthy and cultured Areavaga family. Headed by the kind yet passionate Dr. Vicente Areavaga (Franco Nero) and his menacing wife Dona Consuelo (Marisa Paredes), the Areavagas are a microcosm of Spanish
society's divided politics: The doctor and his son Francisco (Vincent Perez) lean toward the leftist Republicans, while Dona Consu...