Now an adult, a young film aficionado becomes a professional operator. His love for Ana materializes, of course, during a film exhibition, but the outbreak of the Civil War changes everything. One of the most important Spanish films of all time, Vida en sombras (Life in Shadows), is Lorenzo Llobet-Grácia's only movie. A film set at the end of the 1940's, which remained unseen for years and, due to Franco's regime, ruined its author's career. The work is about how film can change a man's life, with a premise and narrative resources very uncommon for its time.