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Carmen y Lola

Moving story about the impossible love between two Roma teenage girls, Carmen and Lola. Impossible because Carmen is supposed to get married and have many children.

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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.

Carmen y Lola

17-year-old Carmen lives in a Roma community in the suburbs of Madrid and is about to be married to a man selected by her parents. She would have preferred to become a hairdresser, but she has accepted to live the life generation after generation of Roma women did before her: getting married and raising as many children as possible. During the day she helps her father out at the market and it is there that she meets 16-year-old Lola, also a Roma girl. Lola, who is into girls, is immediately blown away by Carmen: it's love at first sight. From then on, the girls see each other at the market every day. For Carmen, unaware of Lola's feelings, it's a great girl friendship, as yet nothing more.

Homosexuality is a highly sensitive issue in Roma culture, as director Arantxa Echevarría shows in her poignant feature debut. But can love be suppressed by family honour, pride, and traditions?

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