Exibição Exhibition

Casa do Cinema de Coimbra
12 nov., 17:30

Origem Origin

País de Origem Origin Country Spain

País de Rodagem Filming Country Spain

Metragem e Género Footage and Genre

Duração Runtime 22’46”

Tipo de Projecto Project Type Documentary, Short

Género Genre

Língua Language Spanish

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Flamenco Queer

Sinopse Original Original Sinopsis

Sinopse Portuguesa Portuguese Sinopsis

Após três décadas escondendo seus impulsos femininos, o renomado dançarino espanhol Manuel Liñan desafia as convenções ao perseguir seu amor pelo flamenco – vestido de mulher -. em uma sociedade conservadora, com rígidas tradições culturais.

Sinopse Internacional Sinopsis

After three decades of hiding his feminine impulses, renowned Spanish dancer Manuel Liñán comes out to challenge convention by pursuing his love of performing flamenco—dressed as a woman—in a conservative society with rigid cultural traditions.

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Mensagem do Realizador Director Statement
ANA GONZÁLEZ: I identify as queer, which is a term I define very broadly to represent anyone who falls outside conventional norms regarding gender or sexual orientation. From an early age, I was part of queer communities – and I guess that’s the main reason I’ve always been interested in exploring identity with my documentary and journalism work. When I found out about Manuel Liñán’s cross-dressing interpretation of flamenco, I felt admiration. He managed to connect two worlds that I thought would never mix: Queer and flamenco. These worlds are also my worlds: The most traditional face of Spain – which could be represented by flamenco and bullfighting – and the transgression of these conventions (the queerness, also very present in a country with the largest gay pride in Europe or being one of the first states to legalize same sex marriage). This led me to questioning the identity of the terms: What is flamenco and who said it isn’t queer? The origins of this art actually come from the margins (jews, moors, gypsies and other social outcasts) and there have always been queer people on the flamenco scene; a book called “The Queer History of Flamenco” was actually published recently. Over the past few years, I’ve worked on stories about queer communties in Indonesia, Mexico and Thailand – but the pandemic left me stuck in Europe and that’s how I bumped into Manuel’s story. Spain is now living a historical moment in terms of identity and gender, with an open debate that will determine the near future of queer people. FREDERICK BERNAS: The most compelling artists always have a knack of subverting established cultural practice, turning conventions upside down – but in such a way that their own mastery and integrity can never be questioned. Manuel Liñán certainly follows that formula: He was a prodigious talent who rose from tiny cuevas (caves) in the hills of Granada to national recognition and a global presence, dancing in a style passed down through generations. He became a household name in the flamenco community. Many others would have been happy to stop there, but Manuel didn’t: He set out to shatter taboos in a largely traditional scene by openly performing dressed as a woman. The prospect of losing fans, gigs – or even his entire career – was a risk he willingly took in order to express his true identity. And today, Manuel and his stunningly personal, introspective “VIVA!!” show have gone on to win countless awards, silencing the critics and breaking new ground for Spanish society as a whole.

Biografia do Realizador Director Biography

ANA GONZÁLEZ is an award-winning documentary filmmaker interested in social issues. She has collaborated with media outlets such as the BBC, The New Yorker, Al Jazeera, Atlas Obscura, National Geographic, France Ô, Mediaset, and others — working in countries including Australia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Spain. During 2015-16, González was a correspondent for Spanish press agency Efe/EPA in Paris and Bangkok. She helped the company set up its multimedia headquarters for Asia while reporting in text, photo, and video. In 2020, she founded Eye Rise Films, an audiovisual production house that tells stories that challenge the way we perceive the world. FREDERICK BERNAS has directed and produced films for the BBC, CNN, The New York Times, NBC and others – with a focus on illuminating social or political issues through a cultural lens. Five years of working across Latin America took him to prisons in Mexico, a Japanese colony in Bolivia, the vast favelas of Rio de Janeiro and remote Andean communities; he even joined an expedition to Antarctica in 2017. Frederick holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and is currently developing hybrid audiovisual projects which explore the concept of narrative fusion between film and music.

Data de conclusão year 2021-06-02Distribuição Distribution
The New Yorker Distributor Worldwide Internet

Exibições Exhibitions

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Realização Director Ana González, Frederick Bernas

Primeira Obra First Time No

Projecto Académico Academic Project No

Produção Production Eye Rise Films*

Produtores Producers Ana González, Frederick Bernas

Elenco Keycast

Outros Créditos Other Credits Cinematographer: Sacha Rolland-Benis, Frederick Bernas; Editor: Frederick Bernas, Ana González; Sound Recordist: Théo Serror; Sound Designer: Alex Marais; Colorist: Diego Meijido, Cristina Galán; Drone Operator: Sacha Rolland-Benis; Still Photography: Ana González; Composer / Music Producer: Frederick Bernas; Executive Producer, The New Yorker: Soo-jeong Kang; Supervising Producer, The New Yorker: Yara Bishara; Producer, The New Yorker: Wendi Jonassen, Melissa Fajardo

Argumento Screenplay Ana González

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