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by Víctor García León


Spain, 1958. Two young, single friends, Miguel, a shy man from the provinces, who’s struggling to make a living as a draftsman, and Antonio, the charismatic only child of a wealthy architect from Madrid, take a trip to Ibiza, lured by the European sexual myth and the illusion of freedom. Once there, in the town of San Antonio, they will find themselves accompanied by a community of liberal, eccentric, almost tragicomic characters. As they let their hair down and start to enjoy the freedom from the usual social constraints of the time, they will soon become just two more of the island’s castaways. While Antonio, the more extrovert of the two, embarks on a series of amorous adventures, Miguel finds himself falling deeply in love with Odette, a beautiful, cultured and free-spirited Parisian. The couple will spend several idyllic weeks together, before an unexpected twist in their relationship reminds Miguel that there’s also trouble to be found in paradise. His dreams suddenly shattered, Miguel will be forced to face the consequences of his actions, in a country that is still extremely conservative and even dangerous.

international title: The Europeans
original title: Los Europeos
country: Spain
sales agent: Filmax
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Víctor García León
film run: 89'
screenplay: Bernardo Sánchez
cast: Raúl Arévalo, Juan Diego Botto, Boris Ruiz, Stéphane Caillard, Carolina Lapausa, Georgina Latre, Jon Viar, Iñigo Aranburu, Corinna Seiter, Alicia Rodríguez, Dritan Biba
cinematography by: Eva Díaz
film editing: Buster Franco
art director: Anna Pujol Tauler
costumes designer: Lena Mossum
music: Selma Mutal
producer: Louise Bellicaud, Claire Charles-Gervais, Jaime Gona, Xavier Granada, Enrique López Lavigne
executive producer: Marta Pastor
line producer: Leire Aurrekoetxea, Pilar Robla
production: A Contraluz Films, Apache Films, Gonita, In Vivo Films
distributor: Filmax
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