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The King of All the World
Retrospective: Focus on Carlos Saura
18+ (exemption)

The King of All the World

El rey de todo el mundo

A cinematic collage of incredible music, extraordinary dance forms and stunning visuals, The King of All the World offers a signature Carlos Saura film. Across his filmography, the director has tried to portray an expression of time by fusing reality with fantasy, the past with the present, all commanded by a deep passion for art.

We follow Manuel as he is preparing his next show, a musical about making a musical show. He seeks the help of Sara his ex-wife and renowned choreographer to direct. In the casting, the young Ines appears as a rising star while dealing with her father and local mob. During the rehearsals, the passion and tension will grow among the dancers. Powerful Mexican music sets the tone, and a play will emerge in which tragedy, fiction and reality intertwine.

The movie is the seventh collaboration between stalwarts of world cinema, Oscar nominee Carlos Saura and Oscar winner cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, who once again breathe vivid life into this showcase of dance and music cultures. 

202195 minMusicalSpain
Director: Carlos Saura
Cast: Ana De La Reguera, Manuel García Rulfo, Greta Elizondo
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Australian Premiere
Storaro's beautiful work mingles cinema and theatre in perfect harmony
Screen Anarchy


Toronto International Film Festival 2021
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2021

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