Magical Girl

A film by Carlos Vermut

2014 Spain - Crime Drama


Alicia, an ailing child who dreams of the dress in the Japanese series Magical Girl Yukiko; Luis, her father, who will do anything he can to make her dream come true; Bárbara, a pretty young girl with psychological issues; and Damián, a teacher who has retired from everything except his stormy past. All will be trapped in a net of obscure blackmailing where instincts and reason spar with one another in a tragic struggle. 

  • cast

    • José Sacristán (Damián)
    • Bárbara Lennie (Bárbara)
    • Luis Bermejo (Luis)
    • Lucia Pollán (Alicia)
  • crew +

    • Producers
    • Pedro Hernández Santos
    • Álvaro Portanet
    • Amadeo Hernández Bueno (Aquí y Allí Films)
    • Screenwriter
    • Carlos Vermut
    • Cinematographer
    • Santiago Racaj
    • Editor
    • Emma Tusell
    • Production Designer
    • Montse Lacruz
    • Sound
    • Daniel de Zayas
    • Eduardo G. Castro

awards & nominations +

  • Golden Shell for Best Film, San Sebastian 2014
  • Silver Shell for Best Director, San Sebastian 2014
  • Busan 2014, Flash Forward
  • Toronto 2014, Discovery
  • Fipresci prize Motovun 2015
  • 'Taste of Europe' award at Oostende iff


screenings in festivals & markets +


Domestic release :
Oct 17, 2014 (Avalon)