CARMINA OR BLOW UP [Carmina o revienta]
Famous comedian-turned-filmmaker Paco León drags audiences into the surreal and wild world of Carmina, a 58-year-old bar owner in Seville (played by León's real-life mother). When the theft of 80 hams leaves her broke, she needs to come up with a way to support her family. While she hatches her plan, Carmina reflects on her life, deeds and miracles. A box-office phenomenon, CARMINA OR BLOW UP was the first Spanish film to be released simultaneously across all platforms, reaching more than 30,000 spectators in its first week. The film's charm has seduced audiences and critics alike, taking the Special Jury Prize, Audience Award and Best Actress Award at the Málaga Film Festival.
DIR/SCR/PROD Paco León. Spain, 2012, color, 71 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. Digital presentation. NOT RATED L
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