The August Virgin at the 2019 AFI European Union Film Showcase

The August Virgin at the 2019 AFI European Union Film Showcase

The Festival brings one more time the best in European cinema to Washington, D.C.-area audiences, including the Spanish film “The August Virgin.”

From December 4 to December 22, the AFI European Union Film Showcase presents a selection of over 40 films, including international film festival award winners, European box office hits and debut works by promising new talents, plus many countries’ official Oscar® submissions.

The August Virgin

  • On Wednesday, December 18 at 7 pm. Followed by Q&A with actor Vito Sanz.
  • On Thursday, December 19 at 5 pm.
  • Directed by Jonás Trueba, Spain, 2019, 125 minutes.
  • In English, Spanish and German with English subtitles. Watch trailer.

On the verge of turning 33, Eva decides to spend her August in Madrid, where the heat and holiday festivities (las verbenas) drive most locals to abandon the city. From her borrowed flat, and without grand ambitions, she crosses paths with old friends and new acquaintances. Lazy summer days turn into nights of philosophical reverie. Seeking small revelations from the world around her, Eva embarks on a journey of self-discovery that unfolds on screen as a joyous, magical summer tale. Winner of the FIPRESCI prize at the 2019 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

  • Film
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Wed, December 18 —
    Thu, December 19, 2019


Venue map

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910


Buy tickets. In addition to film tickets, you can buy series passes for the full Festival

More information

AFI European Union Film Showcase


Presented by AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, in collaboration with the European Union Delegation to the USA and the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C. Photo by Los Ilusos Films



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