Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the drama Carmen on Blu-ray Disc and DVD July 11.
The film stars Melissa Barrera (Scream VI) as the title character, a fiercely independent woman who is forced to flee her home in the Mexican desert following the brutal murder of her mother. After surviving a terrifying and dangerous illegal border crossing into the United States, she is confronted by a lawless volunteer border guard who cold-bloodedly murders two other immigrants in her group. When the border guard and his patrol partner, Aidan (Paul Mescal) — a Marine with PTSD — become embroiled in a deadly standoff, Carmen and Aidan are forced to escape together.
They make their way north towards Los Angeles in search of Carmen’s mother’s best friend, the mercurial Masilda (Rossy de Palma) and owner of La Sombra nightclub — a sanctuary of music and dance. Carmen and Aidan find both solace and their unwavering love for one another in the safety of Masilda’s magical refuge, but time is running out as the police hunt closes in.
The film has been described as director Benjamin Millepied’s reimagining of the classic Bizet opera of the same name, but with a completely reworked plot and setting and using only a handful of lyrics in the background score.
The film was given a limited theatrical release by Sony Pictures Classics in April and earned just over $100K.
The film is rated ‘R’ for language, some violence and nudity.