CARMEN Y LOLA

Spain 2018

Synopsis

Carmen lives in a gypsy community in the suburbs of Madrid. Like every other woman she has ever met, she is destined to live a life that is repeated generation after generation: getting married and raising as many children as possible. But one day she meets Lola, an uncommon gypsy girl who dreams about going to university, draws bird graffiti and likes girls. Carmen quickly develops a complicity with Lola and discovers a world that, inevitably, leads
them to be rejected by their families.

Director's Biography

Arantxa Echevarria has been working for 20 years in the film industry. Her first short films PANCHITO and DON ENRIQUE DE GUZMAN have been selected and awarded at more than thirty festivals. DE NOCHE Y DE PRONTO was nominated for the Goya awards in 2014. YOU, PRESIDENTA was named best project in the Medina del Campo Festival and pre-selection for the Goya awards 2016. She has been included in the PNR as one of the new promises of Spanish cinema. CARMEN & LOLA, her first feature film, was selected in the Directors Fortnight in Cannes 2018. She estudied cinema at UCM university in Spain and production in Sydney (Australia).

Filmography:
2018 - CARMEN & LOLA
2017 - EL ULTIMO BUS, short
2016 - EL SOLISTA DE LA ORQUESTA, short
2013 - DE NOCHE Y DE PRONTO, short
2012 - CUESTION DE PELOTAS, doc
2010 - PANCHITO, short
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Cast & Crew

Directed by : Arantxa Echevarría

Written by : Arantxa Echevarría

Produced by : Pilar Sánchez, Arantxa Echevarría

Director of Photography : Pilar Sánchez

Editor : Renato Sanjuán

Production Design : Eduardo Santana

Costume Design : Teresa Mora

Composer : Nina Aranda

Sound Design : Fabio Huete

Special Effects Supervisor: Eduardo Martín de Pinto

Main Cast : Zaira Romero (Lola), Rosy Rodríguez (Carmen)

Nominations and Awards

  • EFA Feature Film Selection 2018