Carmen
Filmfest 2015

German Age Rating

CARMEN was Alexander Payne's first short film, made while he was studying at UCLA Film School. It is a silent comedy, derived from the opera of the same name. In the film a mentally challenged gas station attendant is put in charge of the store, which leads to love and a tragic-comic end. With his films ELECTION, ABOUT SCHMIDT and SIDEWAYS Payne has since become known for his auteur distinctiveness – amplifying the disappointment and regret lurking within the can-do civic culture of middle America, while acknowledging the sweetness and innocence that's still there.
CINEMA 16

Please note: This film will be screened with
THE PASSION OF MARTIN
INSIDE OUT: MY SECRET MOMENTS
INSIDE OUT: THE HOUSEGUEST


 


Filmmakers Live with director Alexander Payne

tags: Comedy, Short film

Cast: Joe Marinelli, Khorshield MacHalle, Buddha Jon Parker, Steve Freedman, George Woodard

Credits

Screenplay: Alexander Payne

Original Material: Georges Bizet

Director of Photography: João Penna, David Pott

Production Company: UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, Alexander Payne

World Sales: Alexander Payne

Director: Alexander Payne