Marina lives in a small, decrepit house in Spain’s Alicante province, a house she has inhabited for 59 years, ever since she married her husband. Life for Marina is fairly typical for a woman of her age. She walks to buy groceries, carrying home heavy plastic bags. She sits with her friends in lawn chairs on the sidewalk, gossiping and talking about their lives. She watches telenovelas and catholic masses on a television set she couldn’t live without.
Enter Marita, her granddaughter. At six years old, she doesn’t have a care in the world and acts the typical youth. She lives in a tall apartment building and loves to run around outside. She explores empty lots. She plays at school and participates in lessons. She chases the rats at her grandmother’s house. And often she drives Marina crazy (lovingly).
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