The August Virgin

  • Jonás Trueba
  • Spain
  • 2019
  • 129'
  • La virgen de agosto

It’s summertime in Madrid and the unbearable heat has forced most of its residents out of town. On the eve of her 33rd birthday, as a token of her faith, Eva decides to spend the sultry August days in the city. As the streets teem with fiestas offering tourist and locals a refuge from the heat, Eva meets a cast of different characters she tries to help. In a series of brief encounters and unexpected adventures, she will have several epiphanies and soothe her inner restlessness. In order to make the main protagonist as authentic as possible, director Jonás Trueba wrote the script in collaboration with lead actress Itsaso Arana. The film premiered at Karlovy Vary, receiving a Special Jury Mention.

Subtitles: HR, EN

Jonás Trueba

Director and screenwriter. He was nominated for the Goya Award for best new director for Every Song Is About Me (2010). The Wishful Thinkers (2013), The Romantic Exiles (2015) and The Reconquest (2016) followed, while the latter screened in the San Sebastián International Film Festival official competition. His latest film, The August Virgin, was awarded at Karlovy Vary.

The August Virgin

Jonás Trueba
Jonás Trueba, Itsaso Arana
Itsaso Arana, Vito Sanz, Isabelle Stoffel, Joe Manjon, María Herrador, Luis Heras, Mikele Urroz, Naiara Carmona, Simon Pritchard, Sigfrid Monleón, Francesco Carril, Violeta Rebollo
Santiago Racaj
Marta Velasco
Javier Lafuente
Los ilusos films
Festivals & Awards
Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival 2019 – Special Jury Mention; San Sebastián Int'l Film Festival 2019

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