Carla's Song


2h 7m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Set in 1987, the year of the Contra rebels' assault against the Sandinista government in Nicaragua, a love story which begins on a bus in Glasgow and ends amid the gunfire and explosions of war in Nicaragua. George is a free-spirited Scottish bus driver struggling against the conventionality and bur

Film Details

Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
SHADOW/SHADOW DISTRIBUTION
Location
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom; Nicaragua

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Synopsis

Set in 1987, the year of the Contra rebels' assault against the Sandinista government in Nicaragua, a love story which begins on a bus in Glasgow and ends amid the gunfire and explosions of war in Nicaragua. George is a free-spirited Scottish bus driver struggling against the conventionality and bureaucracy of his blue collar life. His encounter with Carla, a beautiful Nicaraguan refugee who is mourning her past and pining for her homeland, sweeps him headlong into a journey of self-discovery and political awareness.

Crew

Cesar Abades

Special Effects

Reyes Abades

Special Effects Supervisor

Barry Ackroyd

Director Of Photography

T J Aleshi

Caterer

Iain Andrew

Assistant Director

Javier Antinoo

Sound

Jeanie Bacharach

Casting

Joss Barratt

Photography

Ray Beckett

Sound Recordist

Elmer Bernstein

Music Composer

Gillian Berrie

Production Assistant

Jose Angel Blandon

Other

Christine Blundell

Hair

Yousaf Bokhari

Production Manager

Yousaf Bokhari

Assistant Director

Allan Bolt

Song

Denise Booth

Production Assistant

Frank Boyle

Animator

Kevin Brazier

Editor

Marvin Briceno

Other

Lucinda Broadbent

Other

Jas Brown

Other

Martin Butterworth

Titles

Manuel L Canizares

Assistant Director

Salvador Cardenal

Song

Guillermo Castillo

Other

Celio Castro

Best Boy

Peter Clarke

Special Thanks To

Fergus Clegg

Art Director

Paul Clegg

Assistant Editor

Laia Colet

Props

Guy Cowan

Caterer

Ana Coyne Alonso

Production Assistant

Penny Crawford

Production

Daphne Dare

Costume Designer

Robert Diment

Assistant Director

Lorna Dixon

Camera Assistant

Helen Dolan

Assistant

Anneli Downing

Production Assistant

Maria Engo

Wardrobe Assistant

Francisco Escofet

Carpenter

Rafael Espina

Wardrobe Assistant

Salvador Espinoza

Wardrobe Assistant

Wendy Ettinger

Casting

Stewart Farmer

Electrician

Ulrich Felsberg

Coproducer

George Fenton

Music

Tanya Freedman

Production Assistant

Francisco Garcia

Other

Jose Antonio Garcia

Location Manager

Carlos Mejia Godoy

Song

Luis Enrique Godoy

Song

Belen Goni

Accounting Assistant

Juan Manuel Gonzales

Assistant Director

Tommy Gormley

Assistant Director

Stephen Griffiths

Editor

Stephen Grosz

Other

Stephen Hargreaves

Construction Manager

Gerardo Herrero

Coproducer

Sally Hibbin

Producer

Frank Hidaldo

Other

Steffi Hiller

Other

Dan Hopewell

Other

Robert How

Location Manager

David Howell-evans

Other

Paul Hulme

Music

Baz Irvine

Other

Georgina Isherwood

Production Coordinator

Patrick Isherwood

Production Accountant

Victor Jara

Song

Florence Jaugey

Casting

Zeidy Jeffers

Other

Humberto Jimenez

Assistant Director

Elton John

Song

Ben Johnson

Assistant Director

Martin Johnson

Production Designer

Carlos Kauffman

Other

Vincent Kinnaird

Sound

Alina Lanza

Other

Paul Laverty

Screenplay

Kate Ledger

Assistant Director

Susanna Lenton

Script Supervisor

Liz Light

Production Assistant

Brennan Linsley

Photography

Miguel Llorenc

Art Director

Jose Luis Lopez

Props

Jose Esteban Lopez

Electrician

Josep Magem

Props

Maite Marti

Other

Willy Mcadam

Special Thanks To

Margarita Mcdermott

Production Coordinator

John Mckain

Accounting Assistant

Kristin Mcmahon

Camera Assistant

Chris Mcmillan

Props

Jim Mcmillan

Special Thanks To

Ramon Mendez

Other

Walter Jose Meza

Other

Campbell Mitchell

Props

Sally Morgan

Production Manager

Anthony Morris

Assistant Editor

Jonathan Morris

Editor

Lena Mossum

Costume Designer

Georg Nonnenmacher

Electrician

David Old

Dubbing Mixer

Jorge Paladino

Song

Clive Pendry

Sound Dubbing

Frank Pineda

Camera

Javier Prados

Caterer

Helmut Prein

Gaffer

Diego Quemada-dizz

Camera Assistant

Mark Ritchie

Best Boy

Silvio Rodriguez

Song

Rosa Romero

Assistant

Pati Rosales

Unit Manager

Rhona Russell

Wardrobe Assistant

Felix Sepulveda

Other

Rossy Soley

Song

Fernando Somarriba

Production

Tricia Speight

Special Thanks To

Alison Stanley

Other

Glenn Start

Other

Lesley Stewart

Production Supervisor

John Stockwell

Special Thanks To

Edgar Suarez

Production Assistant

Adrian Thomas

Music

Brian Thompson

Special Thanks To

Dave Thompson

Special Thanks To

Fernando Torres

Other

Peter Townshend

Song

Miguel Urbina

Camera Assistant

Filmstiftung Nordrhein Westfalen

Producer

Rab Wilson

Other

Fiona Winning

Assistant Director

Reg Woolmore

Carpenter

Jorge Sanchez Zapata

Boom Operator

Film Details

Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
SHADOW/SHADOW DISTRIBUTION
Location
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom; Nicaragua

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the President of the Italian Senate's Gold Medal at the 1996 Venice Film Festival.

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States April 1997

Released in United States August 28, 1998

Released in United States November 1996

Released in United States on Video March 15, 1999

Released in United States on Video March 16, 1999

Released in United States Summer June 26, 1998

Shown at Chicago Latino Film Festival April 11-14, 1997.

Shown at Filmfest DC in Washington, DC April 22 - May 3,

Shown at London Film Festival November 7-24, 1996.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 24 - May 8, 1997.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 26 - October 12, 1997.

Shown at Venice Film Festival (in competition) August 29 - September 7, 1996.

Began shooting November 27, 1995.

Completed shooting February 3, 1996.

Two days of additional photography in Nicaragua took place prior to the start of principal photography in Scotland. After Scotland, the production returned to Nicaragua for additional principal photography.

1998.

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (in competition) August 29 - September 7, 1996.)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 24 - May 8, 1997.)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 26 - October 12, 1997.)

Released in United States on Video March 15, 1999

Released in United States on Video March 16, 1999

Released in United States April 1997 (Shown at Chicago Latino Film Festival April 11-14, 1997.)

Released in United States Summer June 26, 1998

Released in United States August 28, 1998 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States November 1996 (Shown at London Film Festival November 7-24, 1996.)