By MICHAEL GINGOLD
After an award-winning tour of international festivals, the Spanish production THE NIGHT OF THE VIRGIN (LA NOCHE DE VIRGEN) is heading for North American release this summer. Read on for the details, trailer and poster.
Cleopatra Entertainment announced that it has picked up all U.S./Canadian rights to VIRGIN, and will release it on multiple VOD platforms June 12 and DVD July 10. Directed by Roberto San Sebastián, scripted by Guillermo Guerrero and starring Javier Bódalo, Miriam Martín, Victor Amilibia, Ignatius Farray and Rocío Suárez, the film has won 13 festival prizes, including Best Feature Film at Mexico’s Morbido and Best Foreign Language Film at Sydney, Australia’s A Night of Horror International Film Festival. The synopsis: “Nico [Bódalo], a naive 20-year-old, is determined to lose his virginity at a New Year’s Eve party. When he finds Medea [Martín], a cunning and attractive mature woman, he follows her home with the promise of finally losing his virginity. There’s only one problem. Instead of celebratory sex, he receives an intense lecture about the Nepalese goddess Naoshi and finds a cup of menstrual blood in the bathroom. Things go from perverse to worse when Medea’s jealous boyfriend arrives, trapping Nico in the apartment with the steadily growing suspicion that Naoshi is no myth.”