Saura, Carlos 1932-
Most widely held works about Carlos Saura
Most widely held works by Carlos Saura
Tango ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 915 libraries worldwide
Set in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the film tells the story of director Mario Suarez's quest to make the ultimate tango film. Lonely after his wife (one of the film's stars) has left him, Mario must find the themes that will hold the film together, while simultaneously permitting his musicians and dancers the freedom of expression that is necessary to satisfy the tango-hungry Argentine audience. Things become complicated when Mario falls in love with Elena, a beautiful and talented young dancer who is the girlfriend of the powerful and dangerous Angelo Larroca, an investor in the picture. And Mario's creative vision is challenged by his investors when he plans a scene that recreates Argentina's dark years of political suppression and "disappearances."
Flamenco ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 588 libraries worldwide
A series of flamenco dances are performed by three hundred dancers and photographed by Vittorio Storaro.
Ay, Carmela ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 587 libraries worldwide
Aragón, Spain, 1938. Carmela and her two companions quit their posts as entertainers for the Republican troops in search for a better fortune. By mistake, they cross over to the Nationalist zone, get arrested and are given the chance to perform for their freedom.
Goya ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 527 libraries worldwide
In Bordeaux, France, in the early 1800's, Goya suffers from strange visions and nightmares. Goya reflects on his tumultuous career: a love affair with the beautiful Duchess of Alba and the evil crusade of Napoleon's French army.
Cría cuervos ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 507 libraries worldwide
Eight-year-old Ana lives in Madrid with her two sisters. They are mourning the death of their mother, whom Ana conjures as a ghost. The film evokes both the complex feelings of childhood and the struggles of a nation emerging from the shadows of fascism.
Bodas de sangre Blood wedding ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in Spanish and held by 365 libraries worldwide
Flamenco interpretation of the classic drama by Federico García Lorca. The National Ballet of Spain is first shown arriving at the dance studio, making up and rehearsing, dramatizing the technique by which they transform themselves into a unified dance company. The story of murderous passion and revenge is told entirely through dance without dialogue. A young bride runs off from her wedding with a married lover. Her jilted husband tracks them down and fights a knife duel to the death.
Carlos Saura : interviews by Carlos Saura ( Book )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Fados ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 259 libraries worldwide
Explore a musical genre that combines African and Brazilian origins into a fusion of cinema, song, dance, and instruments. Includes legends Maria Severa and Amália Rodrigues, modern stars Mariza and Camane, and more.
Cría cuervos ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in Spanish and English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
Surrounded by tragedy and death, a nine-year-old girl comes to believe that she has the power of life and death over those close to her.
Carmen ( Visual )
55 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 255 libraries worldwide
Auditioning dancers for a flamenco ballet adaptation of the opera Carmen, a charismatic choreographier discovers a fiery new leading lady. During rehearsals they become involved in a torrid affair whose emotions parallel the story of jealousy and betrayal in the production.
Bodas de sangre ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Flamenco dance adaptation of García Lorca's play about a bride who elopes with her lover on her wedding day, presented as though in studio rehearsal. The drama is preceded by a slice-of-life sequence depicting the company's arrival, backstage preparations, and warm-up.
Carmen ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in Spanish and Chinese and held by 246 libraries worldwide
The line between fantasy and reality dissolves when during intense rehearsals for a dance production of Carmen the director of the dance company and his young star find themselves living the "Carmen" story of love and treachery.
El amor brujo ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 242 libraries worldwide
A modern take on composer Manuel de Falla's gypsy ballet, dressed up in pink sunsets and hellishly red fires. Set in a dusty Andalusian village, El amor brujo (Love the Magician) is a seductive melodrama of a man whose beloved is haunted by the ghost of another.
The Garden of delights ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in Spanish and held by 215 libraries worldwide
A ruthless tycoon suffers amnesia, paralysis, and loses his ability to communicate after an auto accident. His greedy family tries to shock his memory back in order to get his signature and his Swiss bank account. Meanwhile, he tries to capture his own identity and plots his twisted revenge.
Carlos Saura's flamenco trilogy ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 215 libraries worldwide
"One of Spanish cinema's great auteurs, Carlos Saura brought international audiences closer to the art of his country's dance than any other filmmaker, before or since. In his "Flamenco Trilogy"--Blood Wedding, Carmen, and El amor brujo--Saura merged his passion for music with his ongoing exploration of Spanish national identity. All starring and choreographed by legendary dancer Antonio Gades, the films feature thrilling physicality and electrifying cinematography and editing."--Container.
Sevillanas ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Consists of eleven short performances by Spain's most famous flamcnco dancers, singers and guitarists. Director Carlos Saura provides an in-depth look at the Sevillanas form of flamenco and its dancers, who range in age from about 8 to nearly 80.
The hunt ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in Spanish and German and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Four men, three of whom are veterans of the Spanish Civil War, go rabbit hunting. As the day progresses, bitterness overwhelms them until they senselessly kill each other.
El Amor brujo Love, the magician ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Set in Spain, a sizzling tale of young lovers separated by fate, but whose hearts still burn with a passion only for each other.
Antonieta ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Una psicóloga francés se obsesiona con el estudio de mujeres famosa que estan al punto de suicido. Se presenta con el caso de Antonieta Rivas Mercado, una escritora mexicana que murió dentro de Notre Dame en Paris en el año 1931.
Peppermint frappé ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 132 libraries worldwide
The story of a doctor who discovers that his ideal wife is married to his best friend, so he attempts to mold his assistant into her likeness.
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