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Carol, a twelve-year-old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, Carol arrives in her mother's home village and transforms the secretive family environment. Her innocence and rebellious nature drive her at first to reject a world that is at once new and foreign. But she soon journeys into adulthood through a friendship with Maruja, the village teacher, and a young local boy, Tomiche.Written by
I think the film was charming and innocent. The story is very character driven, and the dialogue is salient. It brought me memories from the time when I returned to Peru at the age of 13, it was a alien country to me even though that was my place of birth. The film forced me to relive those times, with the many adventures I had reuniting with family, and making new friends. I think the director did a great job with having the story told through a child's P.O.V. (point of view), and the way "Tomiche" and "Carol" found each other was remarkably funny, and original. I do agree with others who have commented that the movie is not AMAZING, but it is a story with many merits, and the value is unquestionable.
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