7:30 PM, 4th October, 2023
Grief stricken following the brutal murder of her mother, young Carmen (Melissa Barrera) is forced to flee her home in the Mexican desert. Surviving a dangerous illegal border crossing into the U.S., she finds herself ambushed by a lawless border officer – and just as unexpectedly rescued by fellow patrol guard and ex-Marine, Aidan (Paul Mescal). Forced to escape together, the unlikely duo begin to make their way north towards Los Angeles in search of sanctuary. With the police never far behind, Aidan finds himself drawn to Carmen’s passion and the prospect of a new life free from the shadows of his past.
Renowned dance choreographer Benjamin Millepied makes his feature directorial debut with this gritty, modern-day re-imagining of Georges Bizet’s famed 1875 opera of the same name. Unique, striking and stylish, this cinematic extravaganza is another showcase for the intense talents of Mescal (Aftersun).