Flamenco, Flamenco
Flamenco, Flamenco (2010)

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.

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

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

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Chuck Wilson
Village Voice

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.

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Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International

[In Flamenco, Flamenco, we see] the terrible beauty of the body's ability to transmit raw emotion through rhythm, the ability of the voice to express joy or grief.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Los Angeles Times

You don't have to speak the language to get drawn into the captivating performances - or set your toes tapping.

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Michael Upchurch
Seattle Times

The film creates a visual music as intricate and intense as its musical dramas.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

a marvel of color, light, music and dance. Let it envelop you in the dark on the big screen.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

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.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

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.

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Brian Orndorf

Newcomers should feel comfortable with the introduction, welcomed by its infectious spirit and highly cinematic presence. Saura is working out his love of the game with this effort, and it's a treat to view the celebration.

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John Ballantine
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… More