A Film by Carlos Saura
A SPECTACULAR, SMOLDERING PORTRAIT OF THE SONGS, DANCES AND MUSIC OF FLAMENCO, FROM LEGENDARY SPANISH FILMMAKER CARLOS SAURA
FEATURING MORE THAN 20 PERFORMANCES BY SPAIN’S MOST REVERED ARTISTS
From legendary Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura (Fados, Ay Carmela!, Carmen) comes FLAMENCO, FLAMENCO, a celebration of life, love, passion and, of course, dance. A sequel to his film Flamenco from 1995, FLAMENCO, FLAMENCO offers an impassioned collection of songs and dances, compiling 21 dazzling performances from an ensemble of gifted Spanish musicians, singers, and dancers.
Much more than a dance documentary or musical story involving flamenco, FLAMENCO, FLAMENCO maintains two unique narrative elements to support its presentation. The first, a life journey, utilizes different styles of flamenco over the course of the film to present a cycle of birth, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, death and, finally, rebirth. The second element is light, which is interwoven with the first element, as the film progresses through a range of choreographed colors. The result is a sizzling concoction of flamenco-saturated light and life, all captured in FLAMENCO, FLAMENCO by Saura’s master cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, a three-time Academy Award winner for his work on Apocalypse Now, Reds and The Last Emperor.
An official selection at such prestigious international gatherings as the Espagnolas en Paris Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Latinbeat Film Series, the Seville European Film Festival and the Toulouse Cinespaña Film Festival, FLAMENCO, FLAMENCO holds an impeccable 100% rating at Rotten Tomatoes, with critics applauding the creative depth of veteran filmmaker Carlos Saura, who is regarded as the cinema’s chief archivist of Spain’s performing arts.
Filled with indelible images, heartfelt music and the transcendent spirit of the dance, FLAMENCO, FLAMENCO reveals that there is a powerful new world of flamenco that has grown from its time-honored history, populated by remarkable, young talents whose energy is reaching beyond the borders of Spain and outward across the world.
Music Box Films Home Entertainment will release FLAMENCO, FLAMENCO on DVD and Digital Download (Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, iTunes) for the first time on August 4, 2015 (prebook June 30), the disc contains bonus features including: two featurettes and an interview with the director.