Sony Pictures Classics has released the official trailer for Benjamin Millepied’s “Carmen” starring Paul Mescal, Melissa Barrera & Rossy de Palma. The film premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, and will be released in theaters on April 21st.
Plot Synopsis: Carmen flees the Mexican desert, is rescued by Aidan, and together they struggle to evade the authorities as they head for Los Angeles.
What do you all think of the trailer?
I was fortunate to see this film at TIFF, and I can honestly tell you I was left completely stunned by it. While it didn’t grip me on a story or character level, I was floored by Benjamin Millepied’s (Natalie Portman’s husband making his feature directorial debut) control of the camera, use of sound, and the godly score from Nicholas Britell to tell this story. Much of the film is expressed through dance, backed by one of Britell’s best scores to create an immersive cinematic experience. With Paul Mescal and Melissa Barrera achieving success in their careers recently, the release’s timing could not be any more perfect for capturing the art-house audience’s attention. I’m excited for others to see it and hear their opinions on it. What do you all think, though? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.