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Running time
90 min.
Portugal Portugal
Carlos Saura, Ivan Dias
Mariza, Camané, Carlos Do Carmo, Lila Downs, Caetano Veloso, Miguel Poveda, Chico Buarque, Lura, Toni Garrido
José Luis López-Linares, Eduardo Serra
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Co-production Portugal-Spain; Duvideo / Fado Filmes / Zebra Producciones
Documentary. Musical
Synopsis / Plot
After Flamenco (1995) and Tango (1998) –nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film-, in 2005 Carlos Saura completes his trilogy on modern urban song with Fados. After over two years of research into the subject, Carlos Saura takes an enormous step forward in his approximation to music. If, in his earlier musicals, Iberia, Flamenco, Tango..., he based his work on dancing, in Fados he makes a special effort with the plot and image to reflect the birth of a suburban, dockland music which is in itself a synthesis of all of the music born towards the end of the 19th century.
2008: Goya Awards: Best Original Song "Fado da saudade". 2 Nominations
2008: European Film Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2009: Sur Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
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