“Doused throughout in the red hues of the Aragon landscape, and stunningly composed in widescreen by d.p. Javier Aguirresarobe, the picture has an unearthly feel that’s potent for the elemental central love story.” – Variety
Tierra (Earth), a quirky, romantic dramedy from Sex and Lucia director Julio Medem, stars Carmelo Gómez (Vacas) as Ángel, a pest control specialist (and recently released mental patient) working the soil in Spanish wine country to rid the terrain of destructive grubs. Unexpectedly, Ángel will find romance and adventure beyond his wildest imagination when he falls for two of the locals: the earthy and soulful farmer’s wife, Ángela (Emma Suárez, The Red Squirrel); and the sensuous, amorous (and much too young) Mari (Silke, The Dark Hour). Tierra’s flights of fancy include spectral doppelgangers, irate migrant gypsies, fierce lightning storms, and one very jealous husband.
Tierra, written and directed by Julio Medem (The Red Squirrel, Vacas, Sex and Lucia), features Karra Elejalde (Biutiful) and Nancho Novo (Lovers of the Arctic Circle) and is beautifully lensed by cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe (The Road, Vicky Cristina Barcelona).