The daughter of street vendors eking out a living on the outskirts of Madrid, lively bombshell Carmen would never think to question the norms of her deeply religious, and highly marginalized, Gypsy community. Hemmed in by both a suffocating local patriarchy and larger anti-Roma prejudice, her life is shaping up to be one of early marriage, young motherhood and the remainder of her years spent cleaning house and cooking meals — maybe with a small hairdressing job on the side. When she crosses paths with thoughtful, rebellious graffiti artist Lola, who is quietly pushing against the suffocating restrictions of their shared Roma neighborhood, the pair find themselves caught between the electricity of first love and the harsh realities of navigating two hostile worlds, leading to a powerful moment of reckoning in this smart and sexy debut feature from writer/director Arantxa Echevarria.
In competition for the CV Cine Award.
|Original Language Title:||Carmen Y Lola|
|Running Time:||105 minutes|
|Language:||in Spanish with English subtitles (deaf-friendly)|
|Producers:||Pilar Sánchez Díaz, Arantxa Echevarría|
|Principal Cast:||Moreno Borja, Rafaela León, Zaira Morales|
|Cinematographers:||Pilar Sánchez Díaz|
|Primary Company:||Latido Films|