Cine Club: Carmen

116 minutes

Paul Mescal and Melissa Barrera light up the screen in Benjamin Millepied’s modern-day reimagining of the beloved opera, featuring a new music score by Nicholas Britell.

Carmen (Barrera), a captivating, sensual young woman, leaves her family and community behind to escape a Mexican cartel. She flees to the US, dreaming of safety and freedom. She is captured by a fierce volunteer border patrol who tries to kill her. Shocked by this violence, returned soldier Aidan (Mescal) saves Carmen and helps her escape.

Australia-France-USA | 2022

Paul Mescal’s moves will have his fanbase melting” - The Guardian


Warnings: language, violence, some nudity
Age: 15+
Running time: 116 minutes


Presented by the Source Arts Centre

Directed by Benjamin Millepied
Screenplay by Alexander Dinelaris Jr., Loïc Barrère, Benjamin Millepied
Story by Benjamin Millepied, Loïc Barrère
Produced by Mimi Valdès, Dimitri Tassam, Rosemary Blight

Programmed by The Source Arts Centre.

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