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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


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