Within the tightly controlled circle of the Gypsy world, those that deviate from the norm are quickly ostracised. Add in the demands of catholicism and you now have very little opportunity for expression. Carmen & Lola are two girls on the verge of womanhood that share a secret.
This secret has the ability to blow both their worlds apart but young love only knows young love. This examination of a culturally forbidden love is presented as part social story and part teen drama. It helps the teen drama aspect that both women are very attractive, this however blunts the film’s social impact. It is still a fascinating insight into the Gypsy world, a world very few know.
Carmen & Lola is screening in Brisbane:
Palace James Street
Sunday 28, April 8:00 PM
Wednesday 1, May 6:30 PM
Sunday 5, May 8:00 PM
Tuesday 14, May 6:30 PM
Presented by Palace, the 2019 Moro Spanish Film Festival’s national program features 32 films from Spain and Latin America, including special presentations and events, innovative documentaries, and a spotlight on female directors.
Click here more information about the program, or head to the official website for more information and to book your tickets!
Moro Spanish Film Festival
Sydney 16 Apr – 8 May: Palace Norton Street, Palace Verona & Palace Central.
Canberra 17 Apr – 8 May: Palace Electric Cinema.
Melbourne 18 Apr – 8 May: The Astor Theatre, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Westgarth, The Kino and Palace Balwyn.
Adelaide 23 Apr – 15 May: Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas & Palace Nova Prospect Cinemas.
Perth 24 Apr – 15 May: Palace Cinema Paradiso.
Brisbane 24 Apr – 15 May: Palace James St and Palace Barracks Cinemas
Hobart 2 May – 8 May: State Cinema.
Byron Bay 10 – 26 May: Palace Byron Bay