12 September 2016 | ma-cortes
Low budget movie about Carmina , a fatty , bad-mouthed but obstinate woman , being directed by her son , Paco León
A 58 year old woman called Carmina (Carmina Barrios) tries to make a plan to solve her financial problems after several robberies at her Bar . Chubby Carmina lives with her husband (Paco Casaus) and daughter (Maria León) , a single mother , who is without employment . Carmina contemplates her problematic life , but things go wrong when in his store shows up the ¨Cobrador del Frac¨ . The film finishes with a sentence , the main difference between reality and fiction results to be the following : fiction makes a greatest sense by Tom Clancy .
This is a Carmina Barrios recital , including overlong conversations , and being a monologue in which Carmina along with a few actors as her daughter Maria León give long speeches , talking and talking ....There's a scene in the movie , one of the monologues where Carmina looks directly into the camera , that tells exactly the story of the sequel , Carmina and Amén (2014) . The picture makes us both , thinking and laughing in equal parts ; as it causes smiles and tears ; however being full of bad-mouthed language , bad taste jokes and profanities . Although ¨Carmina¨ is already a Spanish mini-myth , this character results to be Torrente-lookalike , as she is a rude , despicable , foul-mouthed elderly woman . Spain's low-budget Pic come with high ambitions and this one was first Spanish movie to be simultaneously screened at the Cinemas , Internet pay-per-view and DVD , looking for alternative ways of distribution . This is a short-budgeted and brief runtime film -70 minutes- that proliferated with the Spanish crisis , as since 2012 the number of low-budget movies in Spain has surged , becoming a way for a new generation of filmmakers to overcome the paucity of financing . as some of Spain's most exciting movies of late have cost under 1 million and snatched fest prizes and business abroad . As the crisis has encouraged the emergence of new talents impulsively shooting their movies, often without waiting for institutional or TV support . As a lot of film producers/directors -as PacoLeón- are dropping budgets to continue producing and directing .
¨Carmina or Blow Up" stars Carmina Barrios , a secondary comedy actress , she is mother of Paco León and María León . And being known for Carmina y Amén (2014) , Carmina o Revienta (2012) , Quién mató a Bambi? (2013) and Arriba Y Abajo (2016) TV series . And her daughter Maria León , considered to be one of the best and prolific comedian actress , including her works in television , such as : Arriba Y Abajo , Con El Culo Al Aire , Aida , and cinema : Marsella , Rey Gitano , Miércoles no Existen , Voz Dormida , and the box office hit : Cuerpo De Elite . The picture was innovately directed by Paco León who has made three films : Kiki El Amor se Hace , Cármina y Amén and this one . He is more known as actor than as filmmaker , he played in Tres Bodas de Más , No lo Llames Amor... Llámalo X , Dieta Mediterránea , Sexykiller , and Morirás Por Ella .