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Fados -- A drama steeped in Portugal's Fado music culture.

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6 March 2009 (USA) See more »
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A drama steeped in Portugal's Fado music culture. | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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Carlos Saura Bound for ‘Argentina’ (Exclusive)
 (From Variety - Film News. 21 May 2013, 6:00 AM, PDT)

Fados
 (From Scorecard Review. 29 May 2009, 12:07 AM, PDT)

400 Screens, 400 Blows - A Song and a Push
 (From Cinematical. 16 April 2009, 5:03 PM, PDT)

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If You Liked 'Flamenco', You'll Love 'Fados' See more (16 total) »

Cast

 
Chico Buarque de Hollanda ... Himself
Camané ... Himself
Carlos do Carmo ... Himself

Lila Downs ... Herself
Toni Garrido ... Himself
Lura ... Herself
Alfredo Marceneiro ... Himself (archive footage)
Mariza ... Herself
Miguel Poveda ... Himself
Amália Rodrigues ... Herself (archive footage)
Argentina Santos ... Herself
Ana Sofia Varela ... Herself

Caetano Veloso ... Himself

Directed by
Carlos Saura 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ivan Dias 
Carlos Saura 

Produced by
Ivan Dias .... producer
Luís Galvão Teles .... producer
Antonio Saura .... producer
José Velasco .... producer
 
Cinematography by
José Luis López-Linares 
Eduardo Serra 
 
Film Editing by
Julia Juaniz 
 
Production Design by
Carlos Saura 
 
Makeup Department
Carolina Madera .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Leslie Calvo .... production manager
Mariana Erijimovich .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Manuel Fernández Pinedo .... second assistant director
Ângela Sequeira .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Daniel Bekerman .... sound
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby sound consultant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pedro Cardeira .... first assistant camera
João Tiago Costa .... camera operator
Sonia Eguren .... second assistant camera
Iana Ferreira .... first assistant camera
Ramiro Sabell hijo .... video assist
Miguel Sales Lopes .... camera operator
Jesús Villafáñez .... gaffer (as Jesús Villafáñez González)
 
Casting Department
Raúl Pérez Pacheco .... extras casting
Ángela Martín Suárez-Infiesta .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
Margarida Leitão .... additional editor
Carolina Martínez Urbina .... assistant editor
Miguel P. Gilaberte .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Other crew
Aarón Arce Pozueta .... administrative assistant
Nathy Fonseca .... production coordinator
Israel García Fernández .... systems administrator
Mariana Koenders .... production coordinator
Curro Muñoz .... main and end titles
 

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USA:90 min | Argentina:93 min | Canada:85 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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This was the last film to be released in the United States by New Yorker Films.See more »

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If You Liked 'Flamenco', You'll Love 'Fados', 17 May 2009
Author: druid333-2 from United States

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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