• Carmen & Lola

    Directed by Arantxa Echevarria
    Spain | 105 minutes | Queer Cinema Today

Stunning bride-to-be Carmen and ambitious street artist Lola find themselves in the throes of a secret love, risking safety, status and their own futures within their highly conservative Gypsy community.


January 13, 2019 7:00 PM   Tickets not available
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January 14, 2019 6:30 PM   Tickets not available
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film synopsis

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.

film details

Original Language Title: Carmen Y Lola
Country: Spain
Year: 2018
Running Time: 105 minutes
Language: in Spanish with English subtitles (deaf-friendly)
Director: Arantxa Echevarria
Producers: Pilar Sánchez Díaz, Arantxa Echevarría
Principal Cast: Moreno Borja, Rafaela León, Zaira Morales
Primary Company: Latido Films
Cinematographers: Pilar Sánchez Díaz
Editor: Renato Sanjuán
Music: Nina Aranda
Screenwriter: Arantxa Echevarría
Website: http://www.latidofilms.com/carmen-lola/

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