Fados – A New Film by Carlos Saura

Oscar nominated Spanish director Carlos Saura has made a musical documentary on the subject of Portuguese Fado.  From what I have read, this is Saura’s interpretation of Fado and includes many of famous fadistas including Amalia and Mariza as well as many more. More a series of vignettes including dance which is not characteristic of Fado, Saura brings together a series of impressions of the genre. It is perhaps a personal journey that is always going to remain one step away from the truth as Carlos is not from Portugal but from what I have seen so far, I think it will be a very interesting movie to watch.



Here’s a trailer I discovered on YouTube :-


2 comments for “Fados – A New Film by Carlos Saura

  1. Ubi
    March 25, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Hi Lily!

    The CD is well woth getting! I love it!

    Will seriously look for the Lisbon video.

    Have a nice rest of the week.


  2. Madalena
    November 13, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    ola….you can get Fados film from ebay.ie from spanish seller….some how film is only available in spain…… Ive just ordered Fados and a/w receiving it in few days time 🙂 beijos de Mada:)

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