Pepa, a divorced single mom that works in a cannery in a small village of the Navaresse Ribera, tries to balance raising her daughter, mantaining a good relationship with her father Miguel, a retired Farmer, and keeping her job at the cannery, that is undergoing terrible economic problems.
Yao, a Chinese entrepeneur, arrives at the little town looking to make a good deal: buying the machines from the cannery that have been put on sale for a cheap price due to a large debt between the cannery and the bank.
Pepa tries to convince Yao to not take the machines until the end of the season and in exchange Yao asks to learn about asparagus canning.
Little by Little, Yao and Pepa start to get to know each other and slowly discover that, setting aside their cultural differences, they are very similar to one another.
We want to portray the hardness that has characterised the rural world, especially linked to the agricultural and food production. The asparagus sector underwent a serious conversion with the outsourcing of production in Peru and China.
90% of the employment in Navarre canning has traditionally been female. We are interested in telling the story of these women fighters who do manual, seasonal, repetitive and very hard work to bring their families forward.
GLOBALIZATION AND CULTURAL SHOCK
Globalization affects everyone equally. The reality of the Navarrese countryside was very similar to the reality of the Chinese countryside, decades apart. Human beings have the same problems, the same feelings and the same concerns, despite our cultural differences.
An approach to the arrival of an outsider to an arid environment both in territory and in relations. With respect to silences, looks, landscape and customs, which are present in a simple, emotional plot reminiscent of rural western, which evolves from low-profile comedy to drama in its final part.