Eclipse Series 6:  Carlos Saura’s Flamenco Trilogy

Eclipse Series 6:
Carlos Saura’s Flamenco Trilogy

 
Eclipse Series 6:  Carlos Saura’s Flamenco Trilogy (Eclipse DVD)

DVD Box Set

3 Discs

SRP: $44.95

Out of Print

Box Set Info

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 exploration of national identity. All starring and choreographed by legendary dancer Antonio Gades, the films feature thrilling physicality and electrifying cinematography and editing—colorful paeans to bodies in motion as well as to cinema itself.

Collector’s Set Includes

Blood Wedding box cover

Blood Wedding

Carlos Saura 1981

Carlos Saura began what would become his trilogy with this depiction of a single dress rehearsal for choreographer Antonio Gades’s adaptation of poet/playwright Federico García Lorca’s tale of passionate revenge.


Carmen box cover

Carmen

Carlos Saura 1983

Saura’s biggest international box-office success was this self-reflexive meditation on both Bizet’s popular opera Carmen and the original novella by Prosper Mérimée. Antonio Gades plays a choreographer who gets involved with his neophyte lead dancer, and grows dangerously jealous.


El amor brujo box cover

El amor brujo

Carlos Saura 1986

A modern take on composer Manuel de Falla’s gypsy ballet, dressed up in pink sunsets and hellishly red fires. El amor brujo, set in a dusty Andalusian village, is a seductive melodrama of a man (Antonio Gades) whose beloved is haunted by the ghost of another.