Carlos Saura Dance Trilogy Part 1 - Carmen
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Carlos Saura Dance Trilogy Part 1 - Carmen
CARMEN, the second in Carlos Saura's flamenco dance trilogy, which also includes BLOOD WEDDING and EL AMOR BRUJO, is staged as an opera within an opera. To counter what many Spaniards feel are the ineffectual clichés and cultural trappings of CARMEN--the fans and knives and the roses between the teeth--Saura and dancer-choreographer Antonio Gades have integrated into the original story a parallel subplot about love, jealousy, and violence in the lives of the dancers performing the ballet. This contemporary love affair between Antonio (Antonio Gades) and Carmen (Laura del Sol) clearly… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Carlos Saura's dance version of Bizet's famous opera was nominated for Best Foreign Language Oscar."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A superb Spanish film that vividly conveys the passion and contol of flamenco dancing"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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