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by Jaime Chávarri


It was a particularly hot summer, and Sister Consuelo, the mother superior of a religious order devoted to medical charity work, decides to go ahead with a project for transforming a run-down, practically useless country hospital into a modern nursing home fitted out with the most modern infrastructure. In order to finance the project, decides to visit a rich landowner, who lives in the area, Augusto Aixelá. As a result of this matter, their meetings bring about a closeness that leads to attraction, emotional upheaval and mutual discovery.

international title: THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD
original title: EL AÑO DEL DILUVIO
country: Spain, France, Italy
year: 2003
genre: fiction
directed by: Jaime Chávarri
film run: 90'
screenplay: Jaime Chávarri, Eduardo Mendoza (novel), Jaime Chávarri
cast: Fanny Ardant, Darío Grandinetti, Eloy Azorín, Pepa López, Ginés García Millán, Francis Lorenzo, Sandra de Falco, Francesc Orella, Rosa Novell
cinematography by: Jaume Peracaula
film editing: Angel Hernández Zoido
art director: Josep Massagué
music: Carles Cases
producer: Fabio Conversi, Antonio Chavarrías, Juan Gona, Francesco Pamphili
production: Gona, Oberon Cinematográfica, Babe Films, Kairòs (IT); TVE, Canal+, TVC, ICAA, ICIC (ES)
distributor: Universal Pictures International Spain
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