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Flamenco at 5:15

Year: 1983
Language: English
Format: 35mm Colour
Runtime: 29 min
Director: Cynthia Scott
Producer: Cynthia Scott, Adam Symansky
Executive Producer: Kathleen Shannon, Adam Symansky
Cinematographer: Paul Cowan
Editor: Cynthia Scott, Paul Demers
Sound: Hans Oomes, Jean-Pierre Joutel, Julian Olson
Music: Antonio Robledo
Production Company: 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.