First North American run!
2010, Carlos Saura, Spain, 97 min.
“Saura returns brilliantly to a favored subject...
These are simply incredible performances,
captured stunningly on film.”
–Guy Dixon, The (Toronto) Globe and Mail
visuals and sensuous performances.”
–Daniel Pratt, Exclaim!
The name Carlos Saura is synonymous with the art of flamenco, owing to the director’s vibrant international hits including BLOOD WEDDING, CARMEN, and FLAMENCO. In this long-awaited follow-up, he abandons plot for pure performance. New practitioners and revered masters are featured in lush sequences shot by the great Vittorio Storaro, to showcase today’s flamenco in all its permutations and passionate glory. Performers include dancers Sara Baras, Israel Galván, and Eva Yerbabuena; vocalists José Mercé, Estrella Morente, and Niña Pastori; guitarists Paco de Lucía, Tomatito, and Manolo Sanlúcar; and more. In Spanish. DCP digital. Note: Performers and song titles are identified by onscreen text, but, according to the director’s decision, the song lyrics are not subtitled. (BS)