Widehouse

HD - 2013 - Spain - 84 Min - Color

Bajari



A film by Eva Vila

Juanito is about to fulfill his dream of getting a pair of red boots that will make him a true flamenco dancer. His uncle Coco, a legendary singer in the flamenco tablaos of Barcelona, will help him achieve it. Flamenco is passed on within the family in the Gypsy community that bore Carmen Amaya, the greatest flamenco dancer of all time. Her grand-niece, Karime, comes to Barcelona to pick up her trail. The journey is only complete when Mercedes Amaya “Winny”, her mother, joins her from Mexico in order to prepare a show with some of the city's biggest talent. Together they will discover the spirit of Bajarí, the name of the city of Barcelona in Caló, the language of the Gypsies.




Eva Vila

Biography:

Juanito is about to fulfill his dream of getting a pair of red boots that will make him a true flamenco dancer. His uncle Coco, a legendary singer in the flamenco tablaos of Barcelona, will help him achieve it. Flamenco is passed on within the family in the Gypsy community that bore Carmen Amaya, the greatest flamenco dancer of all time.

Her grand-niece, Karime, comes to Barcelona to pick up her trail. The journey is only complete when Mercedes Amaya “Winny”, her mother, joins her from Mexico in order to prepare a show with some of the city's biggest talent. Together they will discover the spirit of Bajarí, the name of the city o f Barcelona in Caló, the language of the Gypsies.

Eva Vila

Filmography:

Her first feature film, B-Side (2008) was screened at several festivals, including Rotterdam, DocLisboa, Cali, Warsaw, Cagliari and In-Edit Barcelona, as well as in the cycle of cinema of the National Gallery of Washington and New York University. The critics cataloged it as a “filmed jewel” (El Periódico) “that will remain one of the emblems of what is known as a creative city” (La Vanguardia). Her training as a musician and the Master in Art Critique that she holds, bring about the symbiosis between other arts and cinema that creates audiovisual pieces like Personal Space (2009), portrait of the Catalan composer Josep Soler.


Original language: Spanish
Produced by: LASTOR MEDIA, CROMOSOMA
In coproduction with: TELEVISIÓ DE CATALUNYA
With the participation of: TELEVISIÓN ESPAÑOLA
With the support of: ICEC, ICAA


Festival(s):

IDFA Reflecting Images – Panorama

Festival International de Cine en Guadalajara

Montreal World Film Festival 2013: Documentaries of the World