On the Go

Julia de Castro, Maria Gisèle Royo

Un impulso colectivo Spain 73 min Catalan premiere Fiction

Synopsis

To be or not to be a mother, that is the question. Milagros (37) stretches out a carefree youth in her last years of fertility while Jonathan (24) seeks solace in Grindr to overcome abandonment issues. Milagros is looking for sperm. Jonathan needs to escape. A delirious road movie, entirely shot in 16 mm, full of music, where a mysterious mermaid with a magic crown will set the course of the journey.

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Themes

Spanish CinemaDark ComedyFemale DirectorFeminismLGTBIRoad MovieSexThriller

Filmmaker

Julia de Castro

Multidisciplinary artist. As a musician, she has released two albums, with her project De la Purísima and a solo album, “La Historiadora.” Co-director, co-writer and co-producer of On the Go, she received the Special Mention in Cineasti del Presente at the Locarno Festival in 2023. As an actress, she has been nominated for best supporting actress at the Premios Feroz 2024 for the series Poquita Fe.

Filmography: On the Go (2023, D’A 2024), Exhalación. Vida y muerte de la Puríssima (mid-length film, 2019)

Julia de Castro

Maria Gisèle Royo

Graduated in Audiovisual Communication at the University of Seville, her documentary Rediscovering Pape (2009) won a Student Academy Award (Oscars) and a College Student Award (Emmy). Education without borders (2019), she presented at the European Parliament and at the UNHCR Global Refugee Forum. She is currently a professor of undergraduate and master’s degrees in Cinema at the Catalyst Institute for Creative Arts & Technology in Berlin. She is co-director, co-writer and co-producer of On the Go, which received the Special Mention in Cineasti del Presente at the Locarno Festival in 2023. 

Filmography: On the Go (2023, D’A 2024), La invisible (mid-length film, 2021), Nise, un viaje en la Nao d’amores (mid-length film 2021), Education without borders (mid-length film, 2019), Rediscovering Pape (mid-length film, 2009)

Maria Gisèle Royo

Film information

Int. title: On the Go
Director: Julia de Castro, Maria Gisèle Royo
Script: Julia de Castro, Maria Gisèle Royo
Contact: Jur Jur Productions
With: Omar Ayuso, Julia de Castro, Chacha Huang, Manuel de Blas
Country: Spain
Year: 2023
Format: DCP
Length: 73 min
Language: Spanish, English
Subtitles: Spanish

Sessions

Awards

LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL
Special mention Young Jury Cineasti del Presente

FICX
Best feature film and directors

SEMINCI
Special mention Arco Iris

Poster

On the Go