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Iberia (2005)

A series of dances inspired by composer Isaac Albéniz's "Iberia" suite.

Director:

Carlos Saura

Writer:

Carlos Saura
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sara Baras Sara Baras ... Herself
Antonio Canales Antonio Canales ... Himself
Marta Carrasco Marta Carrasco ... Herself
Aída Gómez ... Herself
Enrique Morente Enrique Morente ... Himself
Estrella Morente Estrella Morente ... Herself
Gerardo Nóñez Gerardo Nóñez ... Himself
José Antonio Ruiz José Antonio Ruiz ... Himself
Manolo Sanlúcar Manolo Sanlúcar ... Himself
Rosa Torres Pardo Rosa Torres Pardo ... Herself
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A series of dances inspired by composer Isaac Albéniz's "Iberia" suite.

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dance | modern dance | flamenco | See All (3) »

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Musical

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Official Sites:

2-1-0 Films [Greece]

Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

28 October 2005 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Иберия See more »

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Budget:

€300,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital
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A film of extraordinary beauty
17 June 2006 | by Tom442See all my reviews

The music of Albeniz pervades this film. Once and a while it is played with original instrumentation (e.g. piano, but never full orchestra), but often it is re-worked with various contemporary ensembles (e.g.guitar) and treatments (e.g. jazz piano). Only occasionally is the music the sole focus of the film: the vast majority of the time the music is set to various dances, often flamenco, but not always. I would guess that there are 12–14 scenes, which are not united by a plot. Not all scenes will reach the heights for an individual viewer. In my case about half reached the pinnacle, though all the rest were in their own way very fine. Those that worked for me moved me to goose-flesh aesthetic delight; indeed, the final scene left me weepy with joy. And in some very magical way it brings you deep into Spanish culture. If you don't like subtitles, don't worry. The film is virtually wordless, though each scene carries a title of an Albeniz piece. Seeing this very beautiful film sharpens my complaint that virtually none of the films of Saura are available on DVD in the USA. I am thinking here particularly of his flamenco version of "Carmen," a spectacular work of art that is available in Europe but not here (European DVD's won't play on American DVD players). This is a scandal.


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