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Flamenco

A film by Carlos Saura

1995 (Spain) 98mins 35mm colour rated G

Spanish director Carlos Saura celebrates the vigorous, intensely passionate music of his homeland in Flamenco. Brilliant cinematography by Vittorio Storaro makes a substantial contribution as Saura demonstrates his amazing ability to transform dance into high drama with an all-night flamenco marathon on the bare floors of an improvised sound stage. The film presents thirteen rhythms of flamenco, each with song, guitar, and dance: the up-tempo bularías, a brooding farruca, an anguished martinete, and a satiric fandango de huelva. There are tangos, a taranta, alegrías, siguiriyas, soleás, a guajira of patrician women, a petenera about a sentence to death, villancicos, and a final rumba.

Part of Picasso till midnight

Saturday 17 & 24 March 2012, 9pm

Free

Tickets are issued at the Domain Theatre one hour before commencement. Films start at the advertised time. Doors open 30 minutes before this. Latecomers not admitted.

Duration 1 hour, 38 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre

Related exhibition: Picasso: masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso