Dir. Arantxa Echevarria. Spain. 2018. 105 mins
“This nergetic first feature from Arantxa Echevarria combines a vibrantly realised sense of place and Spain’s gypsy community with assured work with a cast of non-professional actors. There are moments when the volatile emotions on screen tip over into shrillness; there are occasions when the symbolism feels a little too heavy handed. But for the most part, Carmen & Lola is a spirited addition to the gay culture clash genre” says Wendy Ide.