La consagración de la primavera

The Rite of Spring

18-year-old Laura has just moved to Madrid to study. She spends her days at university and her evenings in the city’s bustling streets. One night she meets David, who has cerebral palsy. The meeting with David opens new doors for Laura, and she takes on the role of his sexual assistant while exploring her own sexuality. THE RITE OF SPRING is a strong character portrait of a young woman’s encounter with adulthood and exploration of her sexuality, through both conversation and action. This drama is strengthened by strong performances as well as elegant, observational camerawork focused on Laura’s face, and the more intimate scenes are tastefully depicted. (Tromsø International Film Festival)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
La consagración de la primavera (The Rite of Spring, 2022) - Morir (Dying, 2017; CE'18) - La herida (Wounded, 2013)
European Panorama Fiction 2023
Fernando Franco
Spain 2022
109 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Fernando Franco, Begoña Arostegui
Cinematography Santiago Racaj
Editing Miguel Doblado
Sound/Sounddesign Daniel de Zayas, Nacho Arenas, Nacho Rollo-Villanova
Music Maite Arroitajauregui, Beatriz Vaca
With Valèria Sorolla, Telmo Irureta, Emma Suárez
Producer(s) Koldo Zuazua, Jaime Ortiz de Artiñano, Fernando Franco, Gonzalo Salazar-Simpson
Blizzard Films, Lazona, Kowalski Films, Ferdydurke Films
World Sales
Film Factory
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2022