Wednesday Night at the Cinematheque
LatinAuteur — Cinema from
Spain to Latin America
(dir. Carlos Saura, 1983, Spain), 102 mins
Carlos Saura uses Flamenco dance as the primary discourse for Bizet’s Carmen.
A choreographer (Antonio Gades) facing a midlife crisis, brings in a sultry young dancer to perform the lead. Emotions and jealousies run high, as the lives of the dance company converge into the opera’s story, blurring the lines between fiction and reality.
Winner of the BAFTA Award Best Foreign Language film.
Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film.