The evacuation of the paintings of the Prado Museum began in November 1936, in the midst of the Spanish Civil War. One of the Museum guards, Manuel, a young man of 28 years of age finds a self-portrait of Goya abandoned in the gallery.
Faced with the threat of bombs, that are already beginning to fall, Manuel escapes from the Museum with the self-portrait under his clothes, with the intention of protecting it against possible damages.
From that moment, the story narrates Manuel’s personal struggle, helped by a young woman, Carmen and the grandfather Melquiades, to keep the work of Francisco de Goya intact in all its beauty, before the world of horror, blood and violence which constitutes a war.
JOSÉ MARÍA POU
JUAN JOSÉ OTEGUI
ANTONIO MERCERO Y HORACIO VALCÁRCEL
GOYA – The Best Actress
Toulousse – The Best Movie
Bruselas – First Prize
Barcelona – The Best Actress of the Year
Diario El Mundo – The Best Supporting Actress
2 Garzas de Oro