Carmen trailer: NSW transformed into Mexico and US borderlands

Carmen was filmed entirely in Australia over 2020/2021, when pandemic conditions in the US made it difficult for the film to shoot there.

Benjamin Millipied’s directorial debut Carmen, based on the opera of the same name, has a confirmed US release date of 21 April, and a new trailer you can watch below.

To escape a murderous cartel, the captivating young Carmen (Melissa Barrera) is northbound, her route traversing an area patrolled by the US government and fanatical Americans who hunt people for sport. Mixed into the horde is local veteran Aidan (Paul Mescal), dragged into the ignoble mission as a means of earning money for his impoverished family.

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports