Sioux Falls State Theatre Fri, Jun 2 7:00 PM
Sioux Falls State Theatre Sat, Jun 3 5:00 PM
Sioux Falls State Theatre Sun, Jun 4 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:New Release
Release Year:2023
Runtime:1h 56m (116 min)
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Benjamin Millepied
Cast:Melissa Barrera
Paul Mescal
Rossy de Palma
Elsa Pataky
Nicole da Silva
Screenwriter:Alexander Dinelaris
Music By:Nicholas Britell
Taura Stinson
Julieta Venegas


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.

"As in Almodóvar’s films, the heightened use of color and settings is stunning, and the filmmakers are not afraid to express passionate emotion. That creates movie magic."

"Capturing the pulse-pounding emotional whirlwind of its source material (and its characters), it’s a florid reimagining that’s at once bold, beautiful, and, at its peak, brilliant."
The Daily Beast

"You’ll see lots of movies in 2023, and you’ll forget most of them. But Carmen is so sincerely passionate and peculiar that you’re bound to remember it."
San Francisco Chronicle

"By stripping the story back to its most elemental form, Benjamin Millepied makes it feel mythic, poetic, and captivatingly romantic."

"Carmen is a largely enjoyable outing, fueled by a fresh take on the narrative and two leads with great expressiveness and a lot of on-screen chemistry. Barrera's dancing is truly beautiful, the choreography is inspired, and the gorgeous score pulls it all together."
Slash Film

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