Maria is a precocious young girl set on following in her archaeologist father’s footsteps. Together, Maria and Marcelino (Antonio Banderas) investigate a local cave – ALTAMIRA – and discover ancient paintings on its walls. Despite their international acclaim, the paintings are vehemently condemned by the Catholic Church, who sees them as a direct contradiction of their teachings. Marcelino, his wife Conchita (Golshifteh Farahani) and Maria could never have anticipated the debate that was to follow. Based on the incredible true story from late-19th Century Spain.


Hugh Hudson