This film is a condensed version of the early life of Gerald Brennan, an English man who walked across Europe, and settled in Yegen, a village in the Alpujarras, which are on the south face of the Sierra Nevada, and as the film states, also South of Granada.
It is a wonderful film, with accurate period detail, the Spanish spoken in genuine Alpujarran accents, sweeping misty panoramas, and presenting an acceptably condensed version of the account presented in Don Brennan's book of the same title as this film.
It is also sometimes very funny, and gives a very accurate portrayal of the local politics in Spain at that time.
This film was very well received in Spain when it was released, the only negative point being that in the flamenco dancing scene, the girl dancing and thus catching Gerald Brennan's eye and heart is badly out of time with the music. Personally I missed this, but other people noticed immediately.
If you would like the story of how a genuine adventurer learnt to fit into an old village and learn its customs, then again, you would relish it, but fast paced adventure it isn't.
If you are an afficionado of things Spanish, this film is a must see.