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67 Ratings

Beautiful Youth

Hermosa juventud

Directed by Jaime Rosales
Spain, France, 2014


Natalia and Carlos are two lovers in their 20 and are in dire need of cash, so they decide to shoot an amateur porn film.

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Beautiful Youth Directed by Jaime Rosales

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2014 | Special Mention: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

Goya Awards

2015 | Nominee: Best New Actress

Gaudí Awards

2015 | 5 nominations including: Best Film not in the Catalan Language

The director takes an innovative approach to portraying Spain's youth as a ‘digital generation'. The majority of the film is shot on 16mm but around 20% was filmed on digital video using the handheld devices that are always in the hands of younger characters. Rosales repeatedly shows them using their phones – texting, playing games, listening to music – even while they are physically in the company of others.
April 12, 2016
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Jaime Rosales' Hermosa juventud (Beautiful Youth), while uneven, achieved a certain authenticity in highlighting the aimlessness and despair of Spanish youth trapped in chronic unemployment.
July 11, 2014
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Unlike some films of social cut (like Ken Loach films, in the treatment of causes and consequences of the system) Hermosa Juventud isn't about showing the unemployment as part of an x-ray of crisis from this youngsters without future, but to propose more attention to the disenchantment of this boys towards life, where nothing exists but the now and the attraction of the easy.
May 19, 2014
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