The Rite of Spring
La Consagración de la Primavera
The challenging tale of the strange relationship between a repressed Christian woman and a boy with cerebral palsy deserves top marks for daring, is undoubtedly crafted with care
Selected in Competition at San Sebastian Film Festival and directed by Goya® Award-winning Fernando Franco (Wounded), comes THE RITE OF SPRING, a taboo-breaking yet intimate and delicate approach on disabled people’s sexuality. Produced by some of the most prestigious Spanish production companies, The Rite of Spring challenges our uninformed vision on the subject and is destined to become a reference on it from now on.
Laura (Valeria Sorolla) has just arrived in Madrid, where she will be living in a student hall of residence and studying for a degree in chemistry. Alone and almost penniless, she tries to adjust to university life while struggling with her insecurities.
One night, by chance, she meets David (Telmo Irureta), a young man with cerebral palsy who lives with his mother, Isabel (Emma Suárez). Laura forms a relationship of mutual trust with them that helps her to overcome her complexes and enter a new stage in her life on the way towards maturity.
THE RITE OF SPRING is a story about that moment in life when everything is possible and about how the most unexpected encounter change our life.