La virgen de agosto

The August Virgin

In the hot summer months, when Madrileños leave their homes 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. (Martin Horyna)

Director's Biography
Jonás Trueba: Jonás Trueba, born in Madrid in 1981, has written and directed several internationally acclaimed feature films. He is also the director of "Quién lo impide", a project of cinematic outreach to young adolescents.  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.

Film Selection: La virgen de agosto (The August Virgin, 2019) - La reconquista (The Reconquest, 2016) - Los exiliados románticos (The Romantic Exiles, 2015) - Los ilusos (The Wishful Thinkers, 2013) - Todas las canciones hablan de mí (Every Song Is About Me, 2010)
Crossing Europe Extracts 2020
Jonás Trueba
Spain 2019
125 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Jonás Trueba, Itsaso Arana
Cinematography Santiago Racaj
Editing Marta Velasco
Sound/Sounddesign Amanda Villavieja, Eduardo Castro
Music Soleá Morente
With Itsaso Arana, Vito Sanz, Joe Manjón, Isabelle Stoffel, Mikele Urroz, Luis Heras
Producer(s) PRODUCER Javier Lafuente
Los Ilusos films, La Virgen De Agosto AIE
World Sales
Bendita Film Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2019
Premierenstatus / Premiere Status: 
Austrian Premiere Weltpremiere / World Premiere:
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2019