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Golden Castillete by Bigas Luna film work linked to flamenco (04/08/2012)

Today has been the second time in the 52 year history of the Festival, which is awarded to a film director for his work for the dissemination of Spanish culture and flamenco, after Carlos Saura, who received it in 2010

It has been held a conference entitled "The origins of flamenco in Spanish cinema" by the Professor of Film History at the University of Murcia, Joaquin Canovas

The Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas today made a heartfelt tribute to the Seventh Art in its relationship with flamenco, giving the Golden Castillete, the highest honor of the event unionense out of competition, film director José Juan Bigas Luna, " their extensive film work, Ambassador and diffusing the benefits of Spanish culture and with it, the art of flamenco. "

The Catalan director, who has received the Castillete from the President of the Executive Committee of the Foundation Cante de las Minas and the mayor of La Union, Francisco Barnabas wanted to dedicate the singer Miguel Poveda, it has acknowledged, "Poveda me been forwarded to the essence of the song "and also" made me mourn while singing, when I just cry, although I can think of singing. "

In this sense, Bigas Luna explained that the first time this happened was with the legendary Camarón de la Isla, whom she met during preparations for the Olympic Games in Barcelona 92, and who had nothing to do "until, suddenly started to sing Shrimp is a hammer, and made me mourn, after which, without saying a word, we melt into a hug. "

"The song that we have to promote it because it's wonderful," has ruled.

For his part, Francisco Bernabe said that "Today was the second time in the long 52 year history of the Festival, which is awarded to a film director for his work for the dissemination of Spanish culture and flamenco, Carlos Saura after receiving it in 2010. "

In his opinion, "the work of Bigas Luna is a hymn to the Iberian, to Spanish, since all his creations reflect the idiosyncrasies Spanish, and also the music played in them," why did not hesitate to contact the director to say "you've earned it, because you carry everywhere the good name of Spain."

Also, the House Pinion has hosted the conference entitled "The origins of flamenco in Spanish cinema" by the Professor of Film History at the University of Murcia, Joaquin Canovas, which has made a brief tour of some film documents the oldest and valuable for contributing to our knowledge of flamenco.

Fragments of French films like "El Dorado" (1920), which was filmed in Granada, "La verbena de la paloma" (1935), Benito Perojo or "Duende Flamenco mystery" (1952), by Edgar Neville have been shown in audiovisual format, showing the public hundreds of images, sets, costumes, songs and dances that have undoubtedly helped us to know our heritage flamenco.

According Canovas, "there is a catalog of over 400 films from those early days that documents are true flamenco, a body of work that would value the enormous legacy assets that cinema has left regarding this field, and is an chapter opened for the scholars. "

Source: Agencias

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