Cast: Zaira Romero, Rosy Rodríguez
In a Roma community on the outskirts of Madrid, love flares when teenagers Carmen and Lola develop an incandescent attraction for each other. However, the religious and conservative views of their families forbid their love, challenging them to defy tradition in order to find happiness. In her Cannes Directors’ Fortnight debut, Arantxa Echevarría creates an expressive and naturalistic view of an underrepresented side of Spain, one that’s filled with colorful notes of music, passion, and culture.
Arantxa Echevarria has been working for 20 years in the film industry. Her first short films Panchito and Don Enrique de Guzman have been programmed and awarded at more than 30 festivals. De noche y de pronto was nominated for the Goya awards in 2014. Yo, presidenta was named best project in the Medina del Campo Festival and shortlisted for the Goya awards 2016. She has been included in the PNR as one of the promising new voices of Spanish cinema. Carmen y Lola is her first feature film to be selected for the Directors Fortnight in Cannes (2018). She studied cinema at UCM in Spain and production in Sydney, Australia.
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