THE MARINA CAFÉ (2014)

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Life in a fishing village bar in the early 20th century is tough and monotonous. The impending wedding of Rosa, the bar-owner’s youngest daughter, has seemingly enlivened the parish, but behind this joy the tragedy of Caterina, her elder sister, has tainted and perturbed the villagers’ “well-meaning” spirits. The prevailing morals of the time have brutally condemned this girl from Cafè de la Marina and are unforgiving of her error: to become pregnant and abandoned by a despicable man. Her father ultimately forced Caterina to abort.

But hidden out of sight of the villagers lies a love story that will rise in intensity until it erupts in front of them all. Claudi, a shy, lonely, hard-drinking fisherman, is secretly in love with Caterina. But they are kept apart by prejudice and an unexpected suitor: an elderly, moneyed gentleman from Banyuls who, unaware of Caterina’s past, intends to marry her. Caterina only feels indifference and disgust for this suitor and he ultimately has a change of heart when the villagers tell him about his future wife’s past.

Faced with this latest defeat, Caterina’s father believes that the future of his daughter and the bar are inevitably doomed, but fortunately the lonely fisherman, roused by the strength of his beloved, eventually overcomes his fears and boldly declares his love for Caterina.

Claudi and Caterina, two seemingly doomed people, find the courage to confront the entire village and fall in love, overcoming all the obstacles of the villagers’ perverted morality.

Adapted from Josep Mª de Sagarra  literary work.

Written by Silvia Munt and Mercè Sàrrias.

It is a production of OBERON CINEMATOGRAPHICS, TELEVISIÒ of CATALUNYA, SPANISH TELEVISION and the cooperation of the ICEC.

TVMOVIE directed by Martín Ferrera and written by Oriol Paulo and Lara Sendim.

OBERON CINEMATOGRAPHIC PRODUCTION, TELEVISIÒ  of CATALUNYA and COSTA OESTE with the collaboration of  ICAA, CULTURE MINISTRY  and INSTITUTE CATALÀ DE LES INDÚSTRIES CULTURALS (ICIC)

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