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Carla's Song

Production Crew

Director:Ken Loach

Producer: Sally Hibbin

Screenplay by: Paul Laverty

Music by: George Fenton

Cinematography by: Barry Ackroyd

Editor: Jonathan Morris

Production Design: Martin Johnson


George: Robert Carlyle

Carla: Oyanka Cabezas

Bradley: Scott Glenn


Carla's Song tells the story of the relationship between George, a free-spirited Scottish bus driver and Carla, a Nicaraguan refugee who is adrift in Glasgow. The setting is 1987 and in Carla's home country the Contra rebels are continuing their assault on the people and their Sandinista government.

As George's feelings for Carla deepen, he believes the only way for her to overcome the traumas that haunt her is to return to her homeland. But will she be able to bury the ghosts of her past and stay close to George?