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Fados (2007)

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A drama steeped in Portugal's Fado music culture.

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A drama steeped in Portugal's Fado music culture.

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If You Liked 'Flamenco', You'll Love 'Fados'
17 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The magnificent Spanish film maker, Carlos Saura has gone and done it again. He has crafted an absolutely mesmerizing performance film dealing with the popular musical form from Portugal called Fado (a form of folk music,with roots dating back to the early 19th century). Fado is generally sung by either women or men,with spare musical backing (generally a mandolin like Portugese guitar,and an acoustic guitar or two). Not only are we treated to performances by today's superstars of Fado,but are equally thrilled by dancers performing in front of mirrors,or projected images of Portugal,now and then. There are also vintage film clips of legendary Fado performers such as Amalia Rodriguez,etc. At times the use of overlapping images reminded me of some of the experimental musings of German film maker,Hans Jurgen Syberberg (especially his film adaptation of Richard Wagner's 'Parsifal',or his performance film 'Der Nacht'). Although gone is the saturated colour photography that made 'Flamenco' a treat for the eye & senses,this film is also a sight to behold. If you have any kind of passion for world music,or just outright love Fado,you can't go wrong with checking out 'Fados'. Not rated by the MPAA,this film serves up a few rude words in some of the song lyrics (translated by English subtitles),but generally contains nothing to offend


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