Irene lives with her son David, and with her father Mateo, an old man who is full of life despite his tragic history; he was practically a child during the Spanish Civil War, he lost his home and his entire family. David found Clara, at the large supermarket nearby where she is a cashier. They not only love but also understand each other. As the only child of separated parents, David cannot escape his mother´s hostility towards a relationship she feels is not good for him . Irene is deeply committed to her job directing a theatre group of blind people, but at home there is a growing gap she cannot see how to bridge. Mateo holds them all together, perhaps due to his age, his experience, or his good nature.