‘Sica’ (14) is obsessed that the sea will return her father’s body after a shipwreck on the Costa da Morte (Coast of Death), Galicia. While she walks the cliffs she meets a boy, Suso (15), the Storm Chaser, as weird as she is, who is waiting for the arrival of Ofelia, the mother of all storms. Sica investigates the circumstances that led to her father’s death and sets out on a painful journey of discovery. For her, the fishing town where she has grown up, marked by the brutality of its ocean and the growing imbalance of Nature, will never be the same again.
The sea always gives back what does not belong to it
“Sica encapsulates many of the currents now coursing through cutting-edge fiction in Spain: a redolent sense of place; a story told with largenaturalism; yet far larger universal themes lending the local tale a senseof urgency”.
John Hopewell – Variety.