The story behind the myth
“Camarón: Flamenco and Revolution”, directed by Alexis Morante, premieres at the Málaga Film Festival on April 20 and will arrive at the theaters on June 1.
The film is narrated by Juan Diego and produced by Canal Sur, Mediaevents and Lolita films with the participation of Netflix and Universal in association with FilmStar and Ulula Films.
Alexis Morante wants to honor the the 25th anniversary of the death of the artist and to show a new approach of Camarón with his work. It aims to reveal the story behind the myth and convey why Camarón lives up to the great legends of international music.
“In any place in the United States, a figure of this caliber, when it is 25 years after his death, would have had all kinds of tributes and celebrations, as it happens with the stars of blues or jazz. Nobody had done anything worthy of Camarón” says the director.
Camarón was an essential figure for the music of the 20th century, he is considered one of the best flamenco singers of all time and a revolutionary of the sing that contributed to the rebirth of the genre.
The uniqueness of this project also comes from the access that the creators have had to the unpublished file of the family where videos, photographs and documents of this legend can be found. We can see scenes like Camarón playing the guitar by the pool or watching a pastor in the church of his widow.
The whole team will be at the Malaga Film Festival for its presentation.
On December 5, 1950 Camarón de la Isla was born, the figure that revolutionized the art of Flamenco. Denoted by the purists and turned into an icon for the public and a reference for the gypsy people, Camarón led a life always to the limit. A genius ahead of his time called to be one of the most influential and determining artists of the twentieth century despite his untimely death in 1992. Through the voice-over of Juan Diego and unpublished audiovisual material, ‘Camarón: Flamenco y Revolution ‘discovers the person behind the myth, as well as the universal legacy of his work 25 years after his death.