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Carmelita Tropicana: Your Kunst Is Your Waffen
- 27 min.
- Year of Production:
- Alina Troyano (aka Carmelita Tropicana)
Livia Daza Paris
Anne (Annie) Iobst
- Production Company:
- Ela Troyano
- Berlinale Section:
- Berlinale Category:
- Short Film
- Teddy Award:
- Best Short Film
"Hello people - I don't need no American Express Card! I am Carmelita Tropicana, Ms. Lower East Side Beauty Queen, famous nightclub entertainer an star of stage and screen. I love the Lower East Side. The men especially very friendly. All the time when I walk down the street they say: 'Oye, mami, mami ...'."
Performance artist, Carmelita Tropicana, lives in Manhattan's East Village, by Hamilton Fish Park. After a performance one night, she's mugged by a knife-wielding thief. The next day, in a clash with anti-abortion protesters in front of a woman's health clinic, Carmelita is arrested, along with her lively friend Orchida and her sort-of up-tight and wannabe-wealthy sister, Sophia. They're placed in a cell with another woman, who turns out to be last night's mugger, a down-and-out young woman named Cordelia (Dee). Relationships between each pair of women and among the four of them go through changes as the afternoon passes.
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BIOGRAFIE Ela Troyano
Ela Troyano is a Cuban-born filmmaker. Her short, Carmelita Tropicana, won the Teddy at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Troyano has also worked as a theater director in a long-standing collaboration with her sister, the performance artist Carmelita Tropicana.
FILMOGRAFIE Ela Troyano (selection)
1997 Latin Boys Go To Hell 1993 Carmelita Tropicana: Your Kunst Is Your Waffen