The fact-based drama filmed mostly in the capital city over seven weeks, with occasional shooting days at at historical heritage sites such as Spain’s Congress, Madrid’s Puerta del Sol central square, and the Atheneum.
Directed by Paula Ortiz (The Bride) Hildegart tells the true story of Hildegart Rodríguez's extraordinary and tragic life, and is described as a mix of historical drama, romance, thriller and a touch of true crime.
The synopsis reads: Hildegart is conceived and educated by her mother Aurora to be the woman of the future, becoming one of the most brilliant minds in Spain in the 1930s and one of the European references on female sexuality.
At 18, Hildegart begins to experience freedom and she meets Abel Vilella (Patrick Criado), who helps her explore a new emotional world and distance herself from her mother's iron nest.
Aurora is afraid of losing control over her daughter and does everything possible to prevent Hildegart from leaving her. The two women confront each other during a summer night in 1933, putting an end to the 'Hildegart Project'.
Hildegart is led by producers María Zamora and Stefan Schmitz who produce for Elastica Films and Avalon respectively.
The screenplay is by Eduard Sola (Through My Window) and Clara Roquet (who directed Cannes Critics’ Week entry (Libertad).