The Rite of Spring

The Rite of Spring is a taboo-breaking yet intimate and delicate study of the burgeoning relationship between a Christian woman and a young man with cerebral palsy. Laura (Valeria Sorolla) has just arrived in Madrid to study a degree in chemistry. She finds herself alone, almost penniless and struggling with her insecurities. One night, by chance, she meets David (Telmo Irureta), a young man with cerebral palsy. A relationship of mutual trust forms between the pair and Laura learns to overcome her own personal insecurities and narrow views on sexuality. 

Cer. 18. Content warning: The following program contains material that may be disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.


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.” Jonathan Holland, ScreenDaily


-Winner | 37th Goya Awards, 2023: Best New Actor (Telmo Irureta).
French Institute


  • October 14, 2023 (3.00pm)
Spanish with subtitles in English


  • Drama


  • Fernando Franco

Main Cast

  • Valèria Sorolla, Telmo Irureta, Emma Suárez

Release Year

  • 2022


  • Mins: 110'