The Teacher Who Promised The Sea

El Maestro Que Prometió El Mar

One of the most prominent films of 2023 with multiple nominations at Goya, Feroz and Gaudi awards
Starring Laia Costa, Best Actress winner at German Film Awards for “Victoria” and in 2023 at Malaga Festival for “Lullaby”

In 1935, Antoni Benaiges is hired as a teacher in a small, isolated village in Burgos, Spain. There, he establishes an intense relationship with his students, a group of young boys and girls between the ages of six and twelve, to whom he makes a promise: to take them to see the sea for the first time in their lives.  75 years later, the granddaughter of one of those students discovers the wonderful story hidden behind a promise that was never fulfilled.

DirectorPatricia Font
CastEnric Auquer, Laia Costa
LanguageSpanish (Castilian)
Runtime105 mins
Theatrical Release10 Nov 2023
Available1 May 2024
Festivals & Awards
  • Films For Women Festival Madrid - Winner of Best Spanish Film Award
  • Goya Awards nominations: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Original Score
  • Feroz Awards nominations: Best Actor in a Film, Best Supporting Actress in a Film
  • Gaudi Awards nominations for Best non-Catalan language film, Best leading actor, Best adapted screenplay, Best costume design, Best art direction, Best make-up and hair design
  • Cinema Writers Circle Awards Spain nominations for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Score
  • CiBRA - Festival del Cine y la Palabra (Spain)
  • Seminci - Valladolid International Film Festival (Spain)
TerritoriesWorldwide excluding Spain, Andorra, North America and Latin America.