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La Chana
La Chana
2016 Spain, Iceland, United States 83 min N-13
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In the 1960s and 1970s, Antonia Santiago Amador, alias “La Chana,” was a hugely popular flamenco dancer – until she suddenly vanished from the public eye, at the height of her career. In her baroque boudoir in Barcelona, the frail and elderly dancer now reveals the reason her career came to such an abrupt end. Meanwhile, she prepares to give a performance together with friends and family – these days she has to dance sitting down, but her footwork is still impressive. The camera follows her as she teaches young dancers, demonstrating the complexity of the fiery flamenco footwork. This intimate portrait is an ode to the elderly gypsy artist, for whom swirling skirts might be a thing of the past, but whose passion burns as strongly as ever.

Filmography
"La Chana" (2016, doc., "Kino pavasaris").

About Directors

Lucija Stojević (b. in Zagreb, Croatia).
9.1
Total votes: 21
Director(s) - Lucija Stojević
Screenwriter(s) - Lucija Stojević
Actors - Antonia Santiago Amador
Producer(s) - Lucija Stojević, Deirdre Towers, Susan Muska, Greta Olafsdottir
Cinematographer - Samuel Navarrete
Editor(s) - Irene Coll, Domi Parra
Composer(s) - Ernesto Briceño
Sales agent - Cat&Docs
Distributor -
Production company - Noon Films
Dialogues - Spanish
Subtitles - Lithuanian, English
Filmography
"La Chana" (2016, doc., "Kino pavasaris").

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