CARMINA AND AMEN
CARMINA Y AMÉN
2014, Telecinco, 98 min, Spain, Dir: Paco León

Paco León follows up last year’s popular CARMINA OR BLOW UP with another hilarious (if fictionalized) portrait of his mother. When her husband dies, chain-smoking Carmina Barrios is determined to keep it a secret until she gets a check that he had been expecting. The absurd, sometimes vulgar, comic energy of Almodóvar’s early films lives on here! In Spanish with English subtitles.


CARMINA OR BLOW UP
CARMINA O REVIENTA
2012, 72 min, Spain, Dir: Paco León

Spanish television star Paco León makes his directorial debut with this multi-award-winning mockumentary about Carmina Barrios, owner of a bar in the suburbs of Seville. From behind her kitchen table, she recounts the many robberies that have plagued her, but the focus soon turns to her dysfunctional family. Like the best Almodóvar films, the tone is often dark and occasionally vulgar - but always outrageously funny. A box office sensation in Spain! In Spanish with English subtitles.


THE SLEEPING VOICE
LA VOZ DORMIDA
2012, 128 min, Spain, Dir: Benito Zambrano

Two sisters, one politically active and the other not, find themselves caught up in politics in the dark days following the Spanish Civil War… Vivid performances by attractive leads Maria Leon, who won Best Actress kudos at the San Sebastian festival, and the fiery Inma Cuesta.” - Hollywood Reporter. “A harrowing drama that transforms the sorry plight of female prisoners in post-Civil War Spain into a bleak examination of man's inhumanity to women, THE SLEEPING VOICE magnificently tells a tale that needs to be told and retold. Shrewdly remaining mainstream while plumbing the depths of grief and violence… foreign audiences will be gripped.” –Variety. Winner of three Goya Awards (including Best New Actress for Maria Leon), and nominated for an additional six (including Best Director and Best Film). In Spanish with English subtitles.


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