Ione Hernández takes inspiration from an anecdote that film maker Luiso Berdejo told her from his childhood. In this story, she reflects about the belief in the weight of destiny, and the possibility of freeing oneself from it.
Lying in bed, Laura (María Vallesteros) is writing a letter to Adrián (Daniel Grao), her former boyfiend, from London. A poetic flashback takes us back to the childhood of the main character (César de Juan) and his sister Helena (Elisa Drabben), who travel in a car with their parents. To entertain them, the father (Álex Pastor) proposes a game: the next boy or girl that they see will be their future husband or wife. Roberto approaches with his scooter and passes by the car. Helena protests angrily because she doesn`t like the boy. Adrián`s look meets with that of Laura, a girl who is older than him. The action then returns to the present.
Hernández, one of the few female film makers in the Basque cinematographic industry, says this about women and cinema:
We are a minority. There are very few female directors. Besides, it seems like men`s stories generate more interest at the structural, thematic and other levels. It is difficult to direct, whether you are a man or a woman. But for us women it is a bit more complicated. If you want to direct, become a mother, and find fulfillment in life, you must make great sacrifices because of the time it requires from you. I am essentially a defender of good cinema. When you make a film, you express something very much from within. And if you are a woman, there will be an important part of this essence or this quality that will stay in your work. It is impossible not to appreciate feminine elements in the work of a woman. Nevertheless, there are also men who have this feminine quality, and women who are very masculine. In artistic creation, you have to connect rather more with your emotional side. At the end of the day, creation takes place on the basis of emotions.