Flamenco, Flamenco (2010)

Flamenco, Flamenco

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This documentary explores the history and culture of flamenco music, both as a form of dance and a style of rhythm and melody, with interviews and performances by artists like Paco de Lucía and José Mercé.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts , Documentary
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Written By: Carlos Saura
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Critic Reviews for Flamenco, Flamenco

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (7)

The layering of painting, stagecraft, music, dance, and film does justice to the subject.

Full Review… | November 28, 2014
Boston Globe
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You don't have to speak the language to get drawn into the captivating performances - or set your toes tapping.

Full Review… | November 26, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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Mr. Saura's museum of dance lacks subtitles or lengthy explanations. This keeps the visuals fluid and intact, but even unambiguous flamenco could use some translation of lyrics.

Full Review… | November 20, 2014
New York Times
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A viewer may not connect, emotionally, with every number, and may even dislike a few, but that, too, the film suggests, is the nature of flamenco. We bring to it whoever we are in the given moment.

Full Review… | November 18, 2014
Village Voice
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The film creates a visual music as intricate and intense as its musical dramas.

Full Review… | September 18, 2014
Seattle Times
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Each performance seems to take place at a specific time of day -- and because this was shot by the great Vittorio Storaro, the cinematography is just as impressive as the performances.

Full Review… | July 17, 2014
Chicago Reader
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Audience Reviews for Flamenco, Flamenco

Flamenco, Flamenco, similar to the film Flamenco is a series of portraits of performers singing and dancing. What is misleading is to suggest that this is a true historical account of flamenco. While one appreciates the artists involved, it often feels like an terribly long Gypsy Kings concert. In light of the greatest of Pina, Saura ought to have filmed this in 3D and make it spectacular. Instead, it is just entertaining.

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