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The August Virgin (2019)

La virgen de agosto (original title)
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Eva is not satisfied with her life. In an act of faith, she decides to stay in Madrid over the summer, when all the other locals leave. August offers her a chance to start from scratch.


Jonás Trueba
5 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Itsaso Arana Itsaso Arana ... Eva
Vito Sanz ... Agos
Isabelle Stoffel ... Olka
Joe Manjón ... Joe (as Joe Manjon)
María Herrador María Herrador ... María
Luis Alberto Heras Luis Alberto Heras ... Luis (as Luis Heras)
Mikele Urroz Mikele Urroz ... Sofía
Naiara Carmona Naiara Carmona
Simon Pritchard Simon Pritchard ... Simon
Violeta Rebollo Violeta Rebollo
Sigfrid Monleón Sigfrid Monleón ... Propietario del piso
Francesco Carril Francesco Carril ... Francesco
David López David López
Julen Berasategui Julen Berasategui
Lucía Perlado Lucía Perlado ... Lucía


On the cusp of turning thirty-three, charming and soft-spoken Eva makes an unorthodox decision. Unlike the majority of her fellow Madrileños, as the otherwise bustling-with-people city of Madrid shuts down for August, the hottest and loneliest month of the year, Eva decides to spend the entire period in the stifling metropolis in search of an opportunity. As a result, yearning for change and to rediscover herself, Eva meanders through the city's streets that teem with seasonal festivals and religious festivities for the Holy Virgin, filling languid days of summer ennui with visits to museums, old friends, and familiar places. Now, all that Eva needs is a revelation to wipe the slate clean and start afresh. Will Eva find answers in her intimate journey of soul-searching on the hot month of August? Written by Nick Riganas

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The Leonard Cohen T-shirt that Sofía lends Eva is the same one that appeared in the first film by Jonás Trueba: "Todas las canciones hablan de mí". See more »


References Sunrise (1927) See more »


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Just watch something else.
19 October 2020 | by hutradiosSee all my reviews

I want to warn all those who have not watched this movie yet to please avoid wasting more than 2 hours of your lives with this third-rate film. The plot is absurd (staying in your city in August, okay... Moving to another apartment just for the summer?), the situations are forced, the dialogues are unreal, the performances are poor, the tempo is inadequate (the film is way too slow)... The conversations are silly (they sound like teenagers going through their adolescent crisis more than grown 33 years old people discussing about real problems). Hard to tell where the movie is going (if it is going somewhere).

One could say that the film fails in every possible way. The worst movie I have seen in 2019 and (without a doubt) one of the worst of the decade. If the director were not the son of Fernando Trueba, this film would have never been released.

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21 August 2020 (USA) See more »

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Madrid, Spain


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