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  • Director

    Ken Loach

  • Starring

    Robert Carlyle, Oyanka Cabezas, Scott Glenn

  • Run Time

    127 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin

    UK, Spain, Germany

  • Language

    English, Spanish

  • Director of Photography: Barry Ackroyd

  • Editor: Jonathan Morris

  • Produced by: Sally Hibbin

  • Music: George Fenton

  • Screenplay by: Paul Laverty

  • Production Designer: Martin Johnson

Carla's Song


Glasgow, 1987, Scottish bus driver George (Robert Carlyle) becomes involved with Nicaraguan refugee Carla (Oyanka Cabezas) and abandons everything to accompany her back to her war-torn homeland. Written by the brilliant Paul Laverty (Even the Rain, The Olive Tree) and featuring outstanding performances from Carlyle (who famously learned to drive a bus) and Cabezas, this powerful cross-cultural drama from acclaimed director Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake) premiered in competition at the 53rd Venice International Film Festival. [PG]

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