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Pushing the boundaries of Spain’s favourite dance: Beyond Flamenco

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_15228" align="aligncenter" width="570" caption="Rocio Molina, one of flamenco's most exciting dance stars, in new documentary Mas Alla del Flamenco."] [/caption] Living in Seville, considered by many to be the cradle of flamenco, I have written quite often about such a very Andalucian music and dance form http://blog.andalucia.com/?p=15076 on this blog. Two ...

Seville European Film Festival 2014 – starts tonight!

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

[caption id="attachment_15481" align="aligncenter" width="431" caption="The Seville Film Festival starts today and lasts till next Saturday, 15 November."] [/caption] The Seville Film Festival starts today and lasts till next Saturday, 15 November. Tonight Seville, whose Alcazar Palace was recently used as a set for the fifth season of one of TV's biggest series, ...

Rural Andalucia in the 1930s: La Memoria de los Olivos

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12566" align="aligncenter" width="177" caption="The Memory of the Olive Trees is a moving film about a humble Andalucian family at the outset of the Civil War."] [/caption] As anyone who reads this blog regularly will know, I am very interested in Spanish history. I've reviewed books for Books4Spain, watched films, and ...

Seville, Movie Capital of Europe (for a week)

Monday, November 7th, 2011

It started last Friday, 4 November, and the Seville Festival de Cine Europeo (#SEFF on Twitter) will be showing the best new films from around Europe until this Friday, 11 November. The special guest country this year is Russia, with the festival subtitled: "Nuevo Cine Ruso". Screenings are at the Teatro ...

Flamenco, Flamenco

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Last week I was fortunate enough to see a preview of the new film by Carlos Saura, Flamenco Flamenco. It was at the Seville Film Festival, an annual event which is growing in size and stature each year. The preview took place the same day as the Gala, but was ...