Carmen and Lola

Carmen & Lola out now on DVD & PeccadilloPOD

Director: Arantxa Echevarría

Description

Carmen lives in a thriving Roma community in the suburbs of Madrid. Like every other woman she has ever met, she is destined to be married to a boy of her parents’ choosing.

But when Lola, a fellow Roma girl with dreams of going to university and succeeding on her own terms, catches her eye at the local market, everything changes – with explosive results.

Heaving with the passion and determination of a love denied, Arantxa Echevarría’s ‘Carmen & Lola’ thrusts us into the customs, music and revelry of Romani culture, as seen through the eyes of two young women driven by their desire to live as one.

Director: Arantxa Echevarría