(out of 5)
The famous play by Federico Garcia Lorca is taken by Carlos Saura and set to flamenco music with almost successful results. The complex play, essentially about two lovers during the Spanish Civil War who are unable to be together because of various circumstances, has been pared down to a minimal performance by a dance group who perform beautifully. Saura employs a flat, uninteresting look that constantly undermines the richly beautiful music but dance enthusiasts will enjoy it, while admirers of Lorca’s might not.
Directed by Carlos Saura
Cinematography by Teo Escamilla
Produced by Emiliano Piedra
Music by Emilio de Diego
Production Design by Rafael Palmero
Film Editing by Pablo G. del Amo