Director: Valerie Buhagiar Run Time: 87 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022
Starring: Michaela Farrugia, Natascha McElhone, Richard Clarkin, Steven Love
Country: Malta, Canada
Language: Maltese, English
About the film:
In a small Mediterranean village, Carmen has looked after her brother, the local priest, for her entire life. When the Church abandons Carmen, she is mistaken for the new priest. Carmen begins to see the world, and herself, in a new light.
Inspired by true events, Carmen is a charming and compelling story about a woman finding her voice.
About the filmmaker:
Valerie Buhagiar began her career as an actress during the Toronto New Wave, starring in films like Bruce McDonald’s international hits Roadkill (1989) and Highway 61 (1991). Her first outing as a writer-director was the short film The Passion of Rita Camilleri (1993) that was in competition in Locarno and went on to win several awards, including a Best Short award at the Chicago International Film Festival. Her feature films include The Anniversary (2014), It’s Hard To Be Human (2018), and Carmen (2022). Buhagiar has been honored for her filmmaking work with a retrospective at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival.See our upcoming films