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Portugal / Spain, 2008 (MIFF 2008, Documentaries)

Director: Carlos Saura


Encounter the music from Portugal that is conquering the world.

Fado, the Portugese national song of passion, sorrow and remembrance born from the slums of 19th-century Lisbon, is the subject of Carlos Saura's (Flamenco, Tango) haunting and memorable film. Shot entirely on a sound stage with screen projections, Saura creates the mood and ambience of Fado, and then introduces a range of solo and group performances.

Fados includes appearances from such musicians as Mariza Camane, Carlos Do Carmo, Chico Buarque, Caetano Veleso, Lila Downs, Toni Garrido and Miguel Poveda.

D Carlos Saura P Ivan Dias, Luis Galvao Teles, Antonio Saura S Carlos Saura, Ivan Dias WS Latido Films L Portuguese w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008/93mins

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