Carmen

A FILM BY Benjamin Millepied


Synopsis

Benjamin Millepied’s CARMEN is a gritty modern day tale, with a majestic score by Nicholas Britell, and dream-like dance sequences that evoke magic realism. The story follows a young and fiercely independent woman who is forced to flee her home in the Mexican desert following the brutal murder of her mother, another strong and mysterious woman. Carmen survives a terrifying and dangerous illegal border crossing into the US, only to be confronted by a lawless volunteer border guard who cold-bloodedly murders two other immigrants in her group. When the border guard and his patrol partner, Aidan—a Marine with PTSD—become embroiled in a deadly standoff, Carmen and Aidan are forced to escape together.

Theatrical Release Date

Original Languages: Spanish & English
Genre: Drama, Musical
Running Time: 116
Year: 2022

CREDITS

CAST
Paul Mescal
Melissa Barrera
DIRECTED BY
Benjamin Millepied

PHOTOS

a scene from CARMEN by Benjamin Millepied, photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
a scene from CARMEN by Benjamin Millepied, photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics