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Carol's Journey (El Viaje de Carol) (2002)





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Spanish director Imanol Uribe examines social upheaval as it relates to a young prepubescent's life in his 2002 coming-of-age tale Carol's Journey. Twelve-year-old Carol (Clara Lago) is accompanying her mother Aurora (Maria Barranco) to Spain to visit her mother's native village as the Civil War is tearing the nation apart. Carol's life is an emotional roller coaster, as her American-born father -- with whom she is extremely close -- has been away for quite some time, serving as a pilot in the International Brigades. Furthermore, Aurora recently received a terminal diagnosis for the illness she has been battling and could die at any moment. As Carol struggles with these issues as well as the acceptance of the new environment she has been cast into, she gains perspective from her gentle grandfather Amalio (Alvaro de Luna) and the village teacher Maruja (Rosa Maria Sarda), as well as an unexpected first love with local boy Tomiche (Juan Jose Ballesta). Adapted from Angel Garcia Roldan's novel A boca de noche, Carol's Journey was an official selection to the 2002 Montreal World Film Festival.

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Alvaro de Luna
as Don Amalio
Lucina Gil
as Dolores
Ben Temple
as Robert
Ana Villa
as Chana
Felipe Velez
as Eusebio
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Critic Reviews for Carol's Journey (El Viaje de Carol)

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If nothing else, watching the photogenic Clara Lago as Carol, the engaging Juan Jose Ballesta as Tomiche, the veteran Alvaro de Luna as Amalio and the talented Rosa Sarda as Maruja make up for some of the mistakes.

Full Review… | March 4, 2005
Miami Herald
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Audience Reviews for Carol's Journey (El Viaje de Carol)

A really good coming-of-age flick about a fiesty, tomboyish girl from NYC who ends up in Spain during the Spanish Civil War. She doesn't take any crap, and she loves her family, and you root for her all the way. It has a bit of a complicated plot, but I loved how she kicked a boy in the balls and he fell in love with her. Saw it On Demand on cable. Good choice (and free!). I was worried about the name, sounded cheesy, but it wasn't.

Susan Patton
Susan Patton

Really slow, but it was worth it. Great story.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

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A great movie. Even a twelve-year-old tomboy can change the people around her. Carol moves to rural Spain during the Spanish Civil war. You can't help loving the kids in this movie.

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