The Teacher Who Promised the Sea

Biography Drama


In a time of oppression before the Spanish Civil War, an atheist teacher and outsider encouraged children to imagine the world beyond their village.

The Teacher Who Promised the Sea is a story of trying to reconcile the past with two strong story threads. In the modern day, a woman hopes to find the remains of her great-grandfather in a mass grave. He was a student of a teacher whose story is told in the intertwined tale from the past. Masterful cinematography brings the story of an idealistic man to life while avoiding graphic depictions of mass atrocities. High tide and low.

Anne Murphy

Spanish Film Festival 2024
105 mins

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