Released in Spain as Volver a Empezar, To Begin Again features Antonio Ferrandis as a celebrated Spanish author. Returning to his homeland after being more or less exiled during the 1937 Civil War, Ferrandis crosses the path of his former love, Encarna Paso.
Alas, Ferrandis is suffering from one of those unnamed terminal illnesses that infest high-gloss movie weepers of this kind. To Begin Again won a 1982 Oscar for Best Foreign Film. The little-known Jose Luis Garci was the film's auteur, wearing several hats as producer, director, and co-scenarist.