Carla's Song

Edition no. 137

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Film4
Directed by: Ken Loach

The first collaboration between director Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty – a relationship which now extends to fifteen feature films and shorts, including My Name Is Joe and I, Daniel Blake – Carla’s Song tells the story of George (Robert Carlyle, Trainspotting), a Glaswegian bus driver, and Carla (Oyanka Cabezas), a Nicaraguan refugee. Set in 1987, the film follows the pair as they meet, fall in love, and travel to Nicaragua in search of Carla’s former lover, a possible victim of the civil war.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Audio: English 2.0 PCM Stereo
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Subtitles: English
Region: A/B/C
Discs: 1 Disc |  BD-50

Supplements

  • Audio commentary with director Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty (2005)
  • An Extraordinary Thing (2021, 18 mins): producer Sally Hibbin recalls the challenges of filming in Nicaragua
  • Two Worlds Collide (2021, 9 mins): editor Jonathan Morris discusses working on an ambitious, international scale
  • Tuning in to Nicaragua (2021, 10 mins): composer George Fenton details his approach to scoring the film
  • Background to the Art (2021, 14 mins): art director Fergus Clegg on recreating the late-eighties setting of Carla’s Song
  • Sounds of Music (2021, 10 mins): sound recordist Ray Beckett discusses the technical aspects of Loach’s documentary style of filmmaking
  • Keeping Up Appearances (2021, 10 mins): script supervisor Susanna Lenton relates the complexities of shooting the film in sequence
  • Ten deleted scenes (12 mins)
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Michael Pattison, an extract from Paul Laverty’s introduction to his screenplay, Ken Loach on recutting the film, an extract from a report on the Nicaraguan premiere, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits

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