Official UK Trailer for Lesbian Drama 'Carmen & Lola' Set in Madrid
"Should I marry someone I don't love?" Peccadillo Pictures in the UK has released an official UK trailer for the indie drama Carmen & Lola, a Spanish love story between two Roma women. This premiered in 2019 in the Directors' Fortnight sidebar at the Cannes Film Festival, and it played at the London, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara Film Festivals, but has never been released in the US yet. Like every other woman she has ever met, Carmen, from a Roma suburb in Madrid, is destined to be married to a man of her parent's choosing. But one day she meets Lola, an uncommon Romani woman who dreams about going to university, draws bird graffiti and likes girls. Heaving with the passion and determination of a love denied, filmmaker 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." Starring Rosy Rodríguez as Carmen, Zaira Romero as Lola, with Moreno Borja, Carolina Yuste, & Rafaela León. Take a look.
Here's the official UK trailer (+ poster) for Arantxa Echevarría's Carmen & Lola, direct from YouTube:
And here's an early promo trailer from 2018 for Arantxa Echevarría's Carmen & Lola, also on YouTube:
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 Romani 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. Carmen & Lola, originally known as Carmen y Lola, is both written and directed by up-and-coming Spanish filmmaker Arantxa Echevarría, director of the film 7 from Etheria and also the doc Cuestión de Pelotas previously. This originally premiered in 2019 in the Directors' Fortnight sidebar at the Cannes Film Festival. Peccadillo Pics will finally release Carmen & Lola direct-to-VOD / DVD in the UK only starting June 7th. There's still no US release for this yet. Interested?