Hermosa juventud

Beautiful Youth

Natalia and Carlos are a twenty-year-old couple from the outskirts of Madrid. Natalia lives with her two younger siblings and her mother, the latter the sole breadwinner in the family. Natalia spends most of her time strolling around shopping centres or sleeping. Carlos, in contrast, supports his invalid mother thanks to a few badly paid construction jobs. Tired of being poor, Natalia and Carlos decide to take part in an amateur adult production as a quick way to earn some easy cash. Trouble starts when, shortly after, Natalia finds out she is pregnant. (Raquel Martínez, Spanish Film Review Club)

Director's Biography
Film Selection: Petra (2018) - Hermosa juventud (Beautiful Youth, 2014) - Sueño y silencio (Dream and Silence, 2012) - Tiro en la cabeza (Bullet in the Head, 2008) - La soledad (Solitary Fragments, 2007) - Las horas del día (The Hours of the Day, 2003, CE'04)
Tribute 2019
Jaime Rosales
Spain / France 2014
102 minutes
Spanish / German
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Jaime Rosales, Enric Rufas
Cinematography Pau Esteve Birba
Editing Lucía Casal
Sound/Sounddesign Nicolás Tsabertidis
Music Juan Gómez-Acebo
With Ingrid García-Jonsson, Carlos Rodríguez, Inma Nieto, Fernando Barona, Juanma Calderón, Patricia Mendy, Miguel Guardiola
Producer(s) Jaime Rosales, José María Morales, Jérôme Dopffer
Fresdeval Films, Wanda Vision, Les Productions Balthazar
World Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Cannes Film Festival 2014
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Cannes Film Festival 2014

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere