La virgen de Agosto
Spain | 2019 | DCP | Color | 125 min | Jonás Trueba
FRIDAY 2 | CINEMEX INSURGENTES SALA 5 | 20:00 HRS. | 125 MIN
THURSDAY 8 | CINETECA NACIONAL SALA 3 | 19:30 HRS. | 125 MIN
Director: Jonás Trueba
Screenplay: Itsaso Arana, Jonás Trueba
Cinematography: Santiago Racaj
Editing: Marta Velasco
Production Company: Los Ilusos Films
Cast: Itsaso Arana, Vito Sanz, Joe Manjón, Isabelle Stoffel, Luis Heras, Mikele Urroz, María Herrador, Naiara Carmona
Eva decides to stay in Madrid during August; a leap of faith, in order to see and feel things in a different manner and find new opportunities. These days of summer celebrations, Eva will discover that she still has time and can give herself a chance.
Jonás Trueba (Madrid, 1981) has written and directed the following feature films: Todas las canciones hablan de mí (2010), nominated for a Goya award for Best New Director; Los ilusos (2013), which won awards and praise from critics and audiences after its international festival tour; Los exiliados románticos (2015) won the Special Jury Award at the Málaga festival; and La reconquista (2016), part of the Official Selection at the San Sebastian Film Festival, and awarded the 2016 Ojo Crítico prize from Spanish Radio RNE. He is also the author of Miniaturas (2011) and co-wrote Más pena que Gloria (2000) and Vete de mí (2005), by Víctor García León, and El baile de la Victoria (2009), directed by Fernando Trueba and nominated for a Goya award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He juggles his career in cinema with teaching and since 2013 he has been a member of the Cine en Curso team, an educational project about cinema, and with cinema, in schools and colleges.
Festival de Mar del Plata –Official Selection Feature Film in Competition– 2019, Argentina
Karlovy Vary Film Festival – FIPRESCI Award and Special mention of the Jury – 2019, Czech Republic
Festival de Cine de San Sebastián –Made in Spain– 2019, Spain