About the film

A queer Spanish road movie, infused with Spain’s ‘La Movida’ spirit.

Taking inspiration from the guerilla spirit of Spain’s ‘La Movida’ movement (an influence on the early films of Pedro Almodóvar), writer/director duo Maria Gisèle Royo and Julia de Castro deliver a queer Spanish road movie with a difference, filled with Magic Realist touches.

To be or not to be a mother, that is the question. Milagros (37) stretches out a carefree youth in her last fertile years while Jonathan (24) seeks solace in his abandonment through his addiction to Grindr. Milagros flees from her single-parent insemination appointment. Jonathan engineers a meeting with a childhood love. The road and friendship alleviate the disorientation caused by the deceptive freedom of the early 21st century. A delirious road movie filled with music, where a mysterious mermaid with a magical crown will guide the journey.

One of the directors, Julia de Castro, and the well-known actor Omar Ayuso, will join us for a Q&A with the audience during the screenings on April 19th at LAB111, April 20th at Eye Filmmuseum, and April 21st at Filmkoepel Haarlem.

““On the Go,” a spirited, freewheeling road movie capturing the first lead performance in a movie of ‘Elite’ star Omar Ayuso. ”

— Variety

Festivals & awards winner:

Toronto Film festival


19 April
LAB111  1
20 April
Eye Filmmuseum  1
21 April
Filmkoepel Haarlem  4


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