La estafa del amor

Virginia García del Pino

Un impulso colectivo Spain 73 min Catalan premiere Documentary


A group of people is reading the script of a movie about a man who made women fall in love to scam them. As the reading of the script progresses, people begin to dig into their own stories. Everything is recorded rigorously live. The result is a kind of debate on the ideal of romantic love and the extraordinary (and not necessarily positive) influence it exerts on men and women.

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Virginia García del Pino

Director, editor and audiovisual artist. In 2008 she received several awards for Lo que tú dices que soy. Her first feature film, El jurado (2012) participates in the official section of FID Marseille, FIC Valdivia and Punto de Vista. La décima carta (2014), premieres at the San Sebastián International Film Festival and is nominated for the Forqué Awards. The Porto Post Doc, Cineuropa, L’ Alternativa and Márgenes festivals have spotlighted her work, and her video creations have been exhibited at MACBA, CCCB and Tate Gallery, among others.

Filmography: La estafa del amor (2023, D’A 2024), Las niñas siempre dicen la verdad (short, 2021, D'A 2022), Improvisaciones de una ardilla (short, 2017, D'A 2018), Basilio Martín Patino. La 10a carta (2014), El jurado (2012), Sí señora (short, 2012), Espacio simétrico (short, 2010), Mi hermana y yo (short, 2009), Lo que tú dices que soy (short, 2007), Hágase tu voluntad (short, 2004), Duo (short, 2003), Pare de sufrir (short, 2002)

Virginia García del Pino

Film information

Int. title: Romance Scam
Director: Virginia García del Pino
Script: Virginia García del Pino
Contact: Artefacto
With: Virginia García del Pino, Antonio Agustín García, Lucía Lijtmaer, Jordi Roca i Girona, Josep Maria Esquirol
Country: Spain
Year: 2023
Format: DCP
Length: 73 min
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English


La estafa del amor