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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Adolfo C. Martinez
La Nación (Argentina)

With a camera that shows every movement of the artists, the films transforms itself into a parade of the most pure and authentic Andalusian art. [Full review in Spanish]

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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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Carlos Boyero
El Pais (Spain)

The visual aesthetic is powerful, with a visual language that's strong and elegant. [Full review in Spanish]

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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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Jordi Batlle
La Vanguardia (Spain)

As simple as it is impeccably executed. [Full review in Spanish]

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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