Flamenco at 5:15
Format: 35mm Colour
Runtime: 29 min
National Film Board of Canada
Winner of the Academy Award® in 1984 for Best Short Documentary, this visually and emotionally thrilling documentary from the National Film Board’s Studio D presents an impressionistic record of senior students at the National Ballet School of Canada as they learn the ancient art of flamenco from two great Spanish teachers, Susana and Antonio Robledo.
A brilliant evocation of the passion and mythic power, yet tight control, that is the essence of flamenco, the film captures the beautiful young dancers – inspired and mesmerized by Susana’s extraordinary energy – as they merge gracefully and joyously with an ancient gypsy culture.