CARMEN

16 minutes, 2017
Director and Production : Natalia PRESTON (Germany)

CARMEN
16 minutes, 2017
Director and producer: Natalia PRESTON (Germany) “Carmen” is a poignant, honest portrait of a woman who follows the dictates of her heart, uprooting from Venezuela and going to Madrid, where she comes up against harsh reality. The man she followed has disappeared, her days are difficult, long and lonely. She makes her living by singing in Madrid’s subway stations: the underground network becomes her world, Venezuelan music her faithful companion. Carmen shares her hopes and her songs with passers-by. The melodies remind her of her children, of unattainable love and the life she left in Venezuela. Despite the difficulties and her pain, her love of music gives her strength and dignity, driving her to be an example, an ambassador of humanity, to those who cross her path.

With a Degree in Russian from London and a Master in business management from Chicago, and having worked as consultant for businesses linked to the media such as IBM, Bertelsmann and Hamburg Media School, Natalia PRESTON decided to devote time to some of her own personal projects, among which are managing language tours in Moscow and a German bakery in California. For several years she has been passionate about documentary films. She obtained a Master in documentary and experimental film at the University of Madrid and is currently at FilmArche, the Berlin film school.

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