Carla’s Song

Director: Ken Loach | Countries of production: Germany, Spain, United Kingdom | Year: 1996 | Length: 127 min
Language: English, Spanish with English subtitles | Certificate: 15 Cert

Robert Carlyle and Oyanka Cabezas star in this film set in 1987 Glasgow and war torn Nicaragua, written by Paul Laverty and directed by Ken Loach.

Bus driver George meets Carla, a Nicaraguan exile living a precarious life in Glasgow. Her back is scarred, her boyfriend missing, her family dispersed; she’s suicidal. They go to Nicaragua to find out what has happened and to help her face her past. Once home, Carla’s nightmarish memories take over, and Carla and George are thrown into the thick of the US war against the Sandinistas.

Venice Film Festival 1996, Winner, Italian Senate’s Gold Medal
BAFTA Awards 1997, Nominated, Best British Film

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