Las Virgenes (The Virgins)

Las Virgines is a short narrative, gynae-horror, film depicting the story of four girlfriends, in their early twenties, who have all kept a pact of virginity, except one. Our story details the sisterhood of Luna and her best friends, Lupe, Andi and Esmi, and what happens when they use their devotion to an ancient deity to validate their twisted perception of faith and love. When Luna falls prey to a young man’s seduction, her friends warn her to be wary of his presence and are, ultimately, validated when they discover he has been hiding a part of his life from Luna. This results in several secrets coming to light about Luna’s betrayal and what she must do to redeem herself and the bond between her chosen sisters. The girls seek out The Virgin Mary for spiritual guidance, then move to a more ancient entity, to act as judge, jury, and executioner, when their honor becomes defiled. Through a radical inversion of The Virgin’s life-giving power, the four lead characters use that sacred strength to commit the ultimate sin.

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Las Virgenes (The Virgins) (2023)

Short (25mins) Narrative

Region:

United States of America

Language:

English, Spanish

Rating:

No Rating

Director(s):

Carmona Rivera

Writer(s):

Carmona Rivera

Showtimes:

Sun 24 Sep 2023, 5.30pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 10

Mon 25 Sep 2023, 3.00pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 10

T+T Premiere, Caribbean Premiere


Carmona Rivera

Carmona Rivera

Carmona Rivera is the Writer, Director, Editor, and Executive Producer for the “Las Virgines” short film. In 2016, Carmona received their Bachelor’s Degree in Art from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. After graduating, they began work as a freelance videographer and started their career as an independent writer and filmmaker. Carmona is the founder of the film collective, Pomegranate Vision and has, now, independently produced, written, directed, and edited three short films. As a Texicanx film artist, they aim to capture the history and influences of their heritage by way of visual storytelling and communication in a digital era. They have a passion and dedication to creatively honoring Latine and Indigenous culture in a way that is authentic to their communities; it is their goal to find and promote new forms of decolonized representation in media and film. Currently, Carmona is the Constellations Fellowship Program Manager at the Center for Cultural Power.

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