Ay, Carmela!

1990

Ay, Carmela!

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.

Tomatometer
Not Yet Available

TOMATOMETER

Reviews Counted: N/A

73%
liked it

Audience Score

User Ratings: 625

TOMATOMETER

N/A
All Critics | Top Critics
Average Rating: N/A
Reviews Count: 0
Fresh: 0
Rotten: 0

AUDIENCE SCORE

73%
Average Rating: 3.7/5

You may have noticed some of the recent changes we have made. To read more about what we’ve been working on behind the scenes, please check out our new RT Product Blog here.


Want to See

Add Rating
My Rating    

Ay, Carmela! Photos

Movie Info

In Ay, Carmela, filmmaker Carlos Saura again harks back to his bitter childhood memories of the Spanish Civil War. Carmela (Carmen Maura), Paulino (Andres Pajares) and Gustavete (Gabino Diego) are travelling entertainers, trouping through Spain to perform their act before the Republican troops. Early one morning, the three artistes find themselves in Franco-controlled territory. In mute terror, the captive entertainers witness the deaths of several innocents at the hands of the fascists. Then they are forced to do a show for their captors. Swallowing their pride and hiding their disgust, the entertainers agree to do so. But Carmela is unable to go through with this humiliation: before an assembly a Francoites, she defiantly sings a paean to the Loyalist cause...and in so doing, achieves martyrdom.

Cast

Carmen Maura
as Carmela
Gabino Diego
as Gustavete
Maurizio De Razza
as Lt. Ripamonte
Miguel A. Rellan
as Interrogating Lieutenant
Edward Zentara
as Polish Officer
José Sancho
as Artillery Captain
Antonio Fuentes
as Artillery Subaltern
Mario Martin
as Local Boss
Maurizzio di Razza
as Lieutenant Ripamonte
Silvia Casanova
as Woman Prisoner
Alfonso Guirao
as Peasant Prisoner
Felipe Velez
as Republican Doctor
Emilio del Valle
as Corporal Cardoso
Felix Pardo
as Second Soldier
Manolo Millan
as Corporal
Silva Casanova
as Woman Prisoner
View All

Critic Reviews for Ay, Carmela!

All Critics (2)

Audience Reviews for Ay, Carmela!

There are no featured reviews for Ay, Carmela! at this time.

Ay, Carmela! Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features