Shot in southern Spain, in Jerez de la Frontera, this half-hour film tells the story of flamenco dress-maker Adela on a special day in her life, with her neighborhood and the city where she resides as a backdrop. Life in Jerez moves more slowly than in, say, the United States and the experimental short attempts to give a feel for this life.
As a flamenco dress maker, Adela is surrounded by beauty and color - from the local monuments and open air market, to the colorful costumes in her own apartment. She also has a charming little dog, and at the climax of the short, we get to watch a short flamenco dance, done spontaneously in the home.
One day in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, as I was crossing the square in front of the market, I saw a young man playing a stange-looking instrument, about three feet across, that looked like a tiny space ship. The music was gorgeous. I went over to talk to him and found out he was from Israel, and the instrument was recently created by two engineers from Switzerlad; it's called the hang drum (or hang, or hang pan....).
I invited him to my apartment where we filmed a short interview along with him improvising four short pieces. These pieces then created a story in my mind. This short is the result: cutting back and forth between his playing, and the story.
The short came out to be 20 minutes long. Hope you enjoy it.
This very short short (4 minutes) does not have a word of dialogue. But it has sound - plenty of sound....MORE INFO SOON.
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