Carla's Song

Edition no. 137

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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
Subtitles: English
Region: A/B/C
Discs: 1 Disc |  BD-50


  • Audio commentary with director Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty (2005)
  • Keeping Up Appearances (2021): new interview with producer Sally Hibbin
  • Two Worlds Collide (2021): new interview with editor Jonathan Morris
  • Tuning in to Nicaragua (2021): new interview with composer George Fenton
  • Background to the Art (2021): new interview with art director Fergus Clegg
  • Sounds of Music (2021): new interview with sound recordist Ray Beckett
  • Keeping Up Appearances (2021): new interview with script supervisor Susanna Lenton
  • Deleted scenes
  • 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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