Archive of films The August Virgin / La virgen de agosto

Spain
2019, 129 min

Section: Official Selection - Competition
Year: 2019

In the hot summer months, when Madrileños leave their homes in droves to escape the insufferable heat, the centre of Madrid is left abandoned. That is, except for the tourists and a handful of undaunted locals – and those who can’t see the way forward, like Eva, a charming thirty-something. Told with appealing finesse, the story unfolds during the city’s August festivals, when a person’s inner turmoil can be soothed by fleeting encounters and unexpected adventures.


Synopsis

In the hot summer months, when Madrileños leave their homes in droves to escape the insufferable heat, the centre of Madrid is left abandoned. That is, except for the tourists and a handful of undaunted locals – and those who can’t see the way forward, like Eva, a charming thirty-something. Nevertheless, summer’s the best time to find out who we really are. Told with appealing finesse, the story unfolds during the city’s August festivals, when a person’s inner turmoil can be soothed by fleeting encounters, laid-back evening conversations, and unexpected nocturnal adventures. The observationally precise script, delightful particularly in situations where ostensibly nothing much is happening, is a collaborative effort between the film’s director and the actress playing the lead, Itsaso Arana.

Martin Horyna

About the director

Jonás Trueba (b. 1981, Madrid). Selected filmography: Every Song Is About Me (Todas las canciones hablan de mí, 2010), The Wishful Thinkers (Los ilusos, 2013), The Romantic Exiles (Los exiliados románticos, 2015), The Reconquest (La reconquista, 2016), The August Virgin (2019)

Contacts

Los ilusos films
Calle Doctor Cornago Nº48 - 2ºB, 28223, Madrid
Spain
Tel: + 34 606 818 818
E-mail: losilusosfilm@gmail.com

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About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Official Selection - Competition
   
Director: Jonás Trueba
Screenplay: Jonás Trueba, Itsaso Arana
Dir. of Photography: Santiago Racaj
Editor: Marta Velasco
Art Director: Miguel Ángel Rebollo
Producer: Javier Lafuente
Production: Los ilusos films
Coproduction: La virgen de agosto AIE
Cast: Itsaso Arana, Vito Sanz, Joe Manjón, Isabelle Stoffel, Mikele Urroz, Luis Heras
Contact: Los ilusos films
   
www: www.losilusosfilms.com

Guests

Jonás Trueba

Film Director

Javier Lafuente

Producer


Itsaso Arana

Actress

Vito Sanz

Actor


Laura Fernadez-Renau

Costume Designer

Miguel Ángel Trudu

Film Editor


Beatriz Navas Valdés

Film Institution Rep.

Tito Rodriguez

Film Institution Rep.


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