Two of Spain’s finest character actors Javier Cámara (Living is Easy with Eyes Closed, Talk To Her) and Raúl Arévalo (Family United, Ghost Graduation) unite on the streets of the Big Apple, in this charming, off-beat contemplation of the immigrant experience.
Juanito (Cámara) lives in New York City working as an actor. He makes money on the side as a waiter and running Spanish cooking classes to culture-hungry locals (despite having no experience in the kitchen whatsoever). When his estranged cousin Primo (Arévalo) lands on his doorstep, Juanito is less than impressed, but attempts to take it in his stride. Over the course of the following weeks, their obvious differences will give rise to the realisation that each has much to offer the other in terms of life lessons, as they bond over paella, newfound loves, and what it means to be a Spaniard in New York City. Furthermore, the city itself has a few things of its own to teach them delivered as its more glorious and recognisable locations are presented via sweeping shots of Manhattan across the water, upward views of skyscrapers, the bright lights of the theatre district, and beautiful skyscapes from romantic rooftops.