We are deeply honoured to welcome Carlos Saura, the legendary director of Cría Cuervos and Carmen, for an exclusive cinema masterclass.
Carlos Saura has always had a very special relationship with music, particularly with flamenco. His mother was a trained pianist and he discovered the depth of flamenco when he was a very young photographer covering music and dance festivals in Spain. In this exceptional event chaired by Joana Granero, director of the London Spanish Film Festival, he will discuss the role of music in his work, his fascination with music in general and with flamenco in particular. The masterclass will be illustrated with film clips.
thu 19 apr | 6.30pm
With Special Thanks:
Tickets: £12, conc. £10
Preceded by an introduction by dir. Carlos Saura
Saura's Carmen is set in a mirrored room in which a flamenco dance company is rehearsing a version of Prosper Mérimée's Spanish drama. There Antonio, the choreographer (played by real-life dancer and choreographer Antonio Gades), will follow a similar path to that of Mérimée's José when he gives Carmen, a new dancer, the main role. The film includes appearances by Spanish guitar maestro Paco de Lucía as well as by professional dancers, singers and guitarists. Carmen won the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film won in 1985.
dir. Carlos Saura
with Antonio Gades, Laura del Sol, Paco de Lucía, Pepa Flores, Cristina Hoyos
Spain | 1983 | col | 102 mins with | cert. 12
In Spanish with English subtitles
sun 22 apr | 2.00pm
Tickets: £8, conc. £6
Carlos Saura's Flamenco Trilogy will be released on DVD on 23 April