Flamenco on Film

The theatre or tablao is not the only place you can see flamenco. We can watch everything on youtube now of course but there are many films that have been made that feature flamenco. Here are my favourites.. 

From director Carlos Saura;

Flamenco the 1995 film that featured the great artists of the day.

Flamenco Flamenco (2010) - 10 years later, this is the sequel to Flamenco released last year and now available on DVD

Bodas de Sangre (1981) - The first of Saura's flamenco trilogy this film is a depiction of the poet Lorca's Blood Wedding by a flamenco dance company led by Antonio Gades.

Carmen (1983) - Life imitates art when a group of dancers re-enact the story of Bizet's Carmen in their personal lives.

El Amor Brujo (1986) - A film based on 'El Amor Brujo' by composer Manuel de Falla

Other Films;

Los Tarantos (1963) - A film starring Carmen Amaya with Antonio Gades it tells a tale inspired by Romeo and Juliet of a love story between two gipsies from different families.

Latcho Drom (1993) - a documentary film about the Romani people and their journey from Northern India to Spain.