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The Teacher Who Promised the Sea

El Maestro que Prometió el Mar

CTC • 105 MIN

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Synopsis


In 1935, Antoni Benaiges (a stellar Enric Auquer, TWO MANY CHEFS SPA23) is hired as a teacher in a small, isolated village in Burgos, Spain. There, he establishes an intense relationship with his students, a group of young boys and girls between the ages of six and twelve. To them, he makes a promise: he will take them to see the sea for the first time in their lives. 75 years later, the granddaughter of one of those students (played by Laia Costa, also in Un Amor) who has set out in search of her grandfather comes across the wonderful, yet tragic story of his teacher and the tale hidden behind a promise that was never fulfilled. Based on the incredible true story of Antoni Benaiges, a Catalan teacher who brought progressive teaching methods from France to the rural village, this emotional drama traversing the past and present, shines a light on the power of education and historical memory.

Awards & Reviews


This film is a thing of beauty.

El Diario

WINNER Audience Award, Gaudi Awards 2024
NOMINEE (x5) including Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Goya Awards 2024
NOMINEE (x6) including Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Non-Catalan Language Film, Gaudi Awards 2024

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Release Date

11th June 2024

Duration

105 MIN

Rating

CTC

Director

Patricia Font

Cast

Luisa Gavasa, Ramón Agirre, Laia Costa, Enric Auquer

Genre

Biography, Drama

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