Log Line.

The seaside promenade in Montevideo is the setting for three women struggling with life's ups-and-downs as they search for happiness.

Story Line

Three women - a single girl, scared of being alone forever, another whose man is still attached to his ex-wife and an old lady who has nobody left - will learn from each other that it's always possible to shift and get out of one's current existence.


Patricia, Jacqueline and Ofelia, at times alone, at times accompanied, face up to the pain of love affairs that go wrong or go stale, or from the emptiness left by loss. And, instead of getting depressed, they gradually learn from each how to get out of their current situations and move on.

Patricia is just over 30 and rents a room in a lodging house, earning her living by working in a take-away food shop run by two friends of hers, Jacqueline and Juanca. She's having a hard time with a boyfriend who has "somone else". Glued to her mobile, she waits for phone calls that seldom come.

People who lose their parents are called orphans, and widows or widowers if they lose their spouses. But what do you call people who lose a brother or sister? Little Ofelia, aged over eighty, has lost the sister with whom she spent most of her life and who used to sleep in the bed next to hers. Now she has to learn to cope without her. Crossing the main road to take a walk along the Prom is no longer possible because she doesn't dare to do it on her own. So she passes the time drinking maté, waiting for someone to come along who will take her for a walk. At night, she listens to the radio in her room at the lodging house, wondering why God doesn't just come and take her off, once and for all, because if she's just a burden ...

Is it to do with reaching 40 or is it just that her marriage has gone stale? For whatever reason, Jacqueline's in crisis although she hasn't quite realized it yet. Her relationship with Juanca seems filled with incomprehension. Juanca doesn't understand her and she doesn't understand why he doesn't. She only seems to be able to express her unhappiness in cutting comments she makes to Patricia as they drink their maté on the seaside Promenade.

Somewhere between the luminous spring sky and the Promenade of Montevideo, these intimate stories reflect a small and rather lonely world, but one where a generous helping of humour plays an important part.