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Cannes: Latido Films Takes ‘Carmen & Lola’ (Exclusive)

Barcelona — Madrid-based Latido Films has acquired world sales rights on Arantxa Echevarría’s feature debut “Carmen & Lola,” a Spanish entry at this year Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.

“Carmen & Lola” is produced by Echevarría –who also penned the script– along with d.p. Pilar Sánchez Díaz at Tvtec Servicios Audiovisuales. The film plunges into the traditionally sealed gypsy universe, daring to depict a love relationship between two female teenagers in contemporary Madrid.

“Gypsy and females. They are stomped on for both reasons and they’re ignored by gipsy and non-gypsy people,” explains Echevarría in a conversation with Variety, adding: “I am a director and a woman, and perhaps not in this order. That defines me. I feel committed to giving a voice to those that don’t have it.”

The non-professional casting (Rosy Rodríguez and Zaira Morales) is a noteworthy step forward in portraying a difficult, censored bond, and it’s something

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