Life and death come together in this outrageously funny and original comedy by comedian Paco León (Carmina or Blow Up) where he proofs himself a worthy successor of Almodóvar.

 

Typically Spanish and wonderfully universal, Carmina & Amen joyously breaks taboos and brings back echoes of much-beloved films such as Volver.

 

Selected at San Sebastian International Film Festival's Made in Spain.

 

Audience Award at Toulouse Spanish Cinema Festival "Cinespaña"

 

Special Jury Prize at Warsaw Film Festival

 

Best Script Audience Award at Marseille Spanish Cinema Festival "Cinehorizontes"


Best Actress Carmina Barrios at VOICES Film Festival.

 



CARMINA & AMEN
aka CARMINA Y AMÉN

Comedy / 2014 / Spanish / Completed / Spain

 

 

SYNOPSIS

After the sudden death of her husband, Carmen convinces her daughter, Maria, not to announce his passing until she’s been able to get paid the bonus he was due. Over two days, they will have to hide the corpse and mask their mourning within the daily comings and goings of an apartment block in a poor neighborhood in Seville.

 

CREW CAST 

Director

Paco León (Carmina or Blow Up)

 

Producers

Paco León (Carmina or Blow Up)

Álvaro Augustin (Spanish Affair, The Impossible, Cell 211)

Ghislain Barrois (Spanish Affair, The Impossible, Tad: The Lost Explorer)

Carmina Barrios (Carmina or Blow Up)

 

María León (Brain Drain, Carmina or Blow Up)

 

Yolanda Ramos (Volver)

 

Manolo Solo (Biutiful, Cell 211, Pan’s Labyrinth)