„The Balcony of Europe really exists. It is a viewing platform on a rocky cape of a Mediteranean town in the very south of Europe.” (opening line)
There is a place on the very edge of the continent from where one can get a panoramic view of the whole coast and the spellbinding seascape. It is the famous Balcón de Europa in Málaga on the coast of Spain. Needless to say, the place is a top tourist destination. In her cinematic essay, Lithuanian filmmaker Dali Rust puts this exquisite place to even better use, as the splendid Mediterranean scenery becomes a backdrop for her inquisitive look into the daily routine of the place. There is an alternation of the mundane, of religious processions and carnival episodes and everybody do their parts. Meanwhile, the director has her viewers comfortably seated on the Balcony of Europe, watching the carnival of life pass by.