Fragments Festival: Carmen & Lola

Fragments Festival: Carmen & Lola

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  • Tue 11 Jun
  • 105 minutes
  • Director: Arantxa Echevarria
  • Spain (2018)


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 when she meets Lola, an aspiring teacher and graffiti artist who likes girls, Carmen begins to realise there may be more possibilities in life than just caring for a man. This film unravels the complex relationships between the home, the church and the community, exposing the remarkable ritualistic gender imbalances ingrained within. At its heart, however, Carmen and Lola is simply a beautiful story of love between two women desperate to be understood.

Feature running time: 103 mins

Fragments Festival is a celebration of inclusivity through film. Bringing together incredible cinema from around the world and shining a light on underrepresented stories and filmmakers, Fragments turns Genesis Cinema into a hub of international film, discussions, live music and special events between 7th - 15th June.