14 November 2000 | La Sine
A glorious romp across Spain that engages the heart...
Both Candela Peña and Silke are fantastic as "Trini" and "La Niña", two girls who decide to run away together to get rich. Whilst they don't quite achieve their financial aim, they do discover a lot about themselves, deal with several personal issues weighing them down, and cement their friendship through learning to rely on each other. Silke is utterly believable as the girl who resents the fact that her mother abandoned her and her father as a child, and Candela Peña plays the role of an orphan who so desperately needs a mother she is willing to borrow Niña's. The two laugh, cry and make love to a Russian across the Spanish plain, and we are fortunate enough to become a part of their world for the film's duration. I thoroughly enjoyed it, a great debut effort by Icíar Bollain - ¡enhorabuena, guapa!