CARMEN & LOLA
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.
Meet the director
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. YO, PRESIDENTA was named best project in the Medina del Campo Festival and preselection for the Goya awards 2016. She has been included in the PNR as one of the new promises of Spanish cinema. CARMEN Y LOLA is her first feature film selected in the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes film festival 2018. She studied cinema at UCM in Spain and production in Sydney, Australia.