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Anhelo is a poignant modern love story that follows a couple grappling with the imminent end of their relationship. Mireya must move back to her home country, Spain, to take care of her mother who has early onset Alzheimer's. This story explores the aching feelings of memory, loss, and vulnerability. The role of parent and child becomes blurred and even reversed. The call to be a caretaker, at the expense of one’s own happiness, is not often explored through the lens of someone in their 20s like Mireya.

Isabel Spooner Martinez

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