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CARMEN

by Benjamin Millepied

synopsis

Carmen, a captivating, sensual young gypsy, leaves her family and community behind to escape a Mexican cartel. She flees to the U.S., dreaming of safety and freedom. She is captured by a fierce border patrol agent who tries to kill her. Shocked by this violence, his patrol agent partner Aidan saves Carmen and helps her escape. He finds himself fascinated by Carmen's passion, free spirit and will to fight for freedom. He agrees to give Carmen a ride to Los Angeles, and on the way, his attraction to her grows. Aidan, too, dreams of a new life free from the shadows of his past. They know there is no turning back.

international title: Carmen
original title: Carmen
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: TF1 Studio
year: 2022
genre: fiction
directed by: Benjamin Millepied
film run: 116'
screenplay: Alexander Dinelaris, Loïc Barrere, Benjamin Millepied
cast: Melissa Barrera, Paul Mescal, Rossy de Palma, Elsa Pataky, Corey London, Nicole da Silva, Tara Morice, Benedict Hardie, Kaan Guldur, Nico Cortez, Pip Edwards
cinematography by: Jörg Widmer
film editing: Dany Cooper
art director: Steven Jones-Evans
music: Nicholas Britell
producer: Dimitri Rassam, Rosemary Blight, Mimi Valdes
executive producer: Nicholas Britell, Tim Lafon, Ben Grant, Kylie du Fresne, Matthieu Prada
production: Chapter 2, TF1 Studio Production, France 2 Cinéma, Goalpost Pictures (AU)

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