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.


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