A queer Spanish road movie, infused with Spain’s ‘La Movida’ spirit.
Taking inspiration from the guerilla spirit of Spain’s ‘La Movida’ movement (an influence on the early films of Pedro Almodóvar), writer/director duo Maria Gisèle Royo and Julia de Castro deliver a queer Spanish road movie with a difference, filled with Magic Realist touches. Re-working the Spanish cult classic Corridas de Alegría (1982) from a female perspective, the film centres on Milagros (Castro), a free-spirited woman who wants to have a child. Joined by Jonathan (Omar Ayuso of the Netflix series, Elite), a Grindr-loving criminal with a past, and a mermaid sporting a broken crown (Chacha Huang), the group hits the road in a ’67 Corvair, careening from one wild encounter to another. Shot entirely on 16mm film and filled with vibrant Andalusian rock music, On The Go will leave you not knowing what to expect next. Unapologetically frank and often hilarious, Royo and Castro’s film makes for joyously anarchic viewing.
“With its blend of flamenco music and outrageous humour, On the Go is a wild ride echoing the first films from early Almodóvar and Greg Araki.” (Variety)
“… cacophonous and scattershot… unmistakably the product of its writer-directors’ passions and experiences.” (The Film Stage)
“… a forthright examination of femininity and sexuality, taking an intersectional look at the concept of identity and desire… much like its protagonists, this is not a film that intends to ever be categorized or labelled.” (International Cinephile Society)