LA CHANA (2016) by Lucija Stojevic
“I´m doing what I want. I´m brave”
This will be the last time that I was seated in one of the seats in Aragon Cinemas in Valencia and I tell goodbye whit feeling, strength and art, “The Chana” Art. This documentary about an importan figura of the Flamenco Antonia Santiago Amador, “La Chana”, us are taken by the compas. This is set by her light feet to the heart of this art. The Flamenco is “intangible heritage of humanity” by UNESCO. It is not only tell about La Chana’s life in pictures, videos, sounds and shows her art, it is about the Flamenco, about the time, the time in her feet, from her feet, about how La Chana feel the music inside her Fot this in the movie we can listen speak about La Chana from Antonio Canales, Rancapino, Rocío Molina, José Mercé, Eva Yerbabuena o Karime Amaya all of this form a perfect flamenco trope.
I want highlight the sound, the way to put the acent in it, it is specially importan seee how the sound, La Chana’s feet sound, sweep all the film. It is one character more as important as the rest. You can listen thousands of stomps like the more of one voice. Every feet of Flamenco and the most important voicesfor make the portrait of “La Chana”. The feet are as important as the flamenco outfit, as the flower in the hair and the movement of the hands. All of this can see in stagin and the post-production work. Each plane succeed to the previus with a natural way. It is like dance among planes. Sequences in black and white, old TV shows, interviews. Chana’s private moments, all turn with the Chan’s feet speed. It is an essentian documentary to undertand and love the Flamenco not only like art if not like a heartbeat.
Traducido por: Iulia García.
Our rating: (4/5)