Keyla’s father has pirate blood, but that also applies to almost everyone else on the Columbian island of Providencia in the Caribbean – once home to the base of the notorious pirate Henry Morgan. A natural paradise that tourists fall for as they also do for the inhabitants. The population is a mix of buccaneers, the slaves they brought with them and other wanderers. This is the place Keyla waits for her father. He disappeared suddenly at sea, leaving no trace. Whilst waiting, Keyla receives an unexpected visitor in the shape of her Spanish ex-stepmother and her half-brother whom she hasn’t seen for well over a decade.
In her feature debut, filmmaker Viviana Gómez Echeverry shows Keyla slowly allowing her family back into her life. It’s a story about the strength of roots and the collision between romance and reality. Moreover, it’s a declaration of love to a beautiful island that Echeverry captures in all its complexity.