France / Spain 2017, 103 min, Spanish, Hebrew & English subtitles
When Rocío Molina dances, one cannot help but stare in astonishment and think: “this young woman is reinventing Flamenco”. The venues she picks for her performances are unusual, ranging from prisons to museums. They are places where she has room to improvise and push the boundaries of her choreography as far as they can go.
In the months leading up to the debut of her new show Impulso in Paris, she and her musicians are deep in a demanding creative process. Despite incorporating improvisation, modern dance and avant-garde experimentation with objects, paint and musical instruments into her pieces, Molina does not ignore Flamenco’s history. “She manipulates rhythm like dough”, constantly seeking “the tension, the unknown, the self-discovery”.
- Sat 19.05 16:15 Cinemateque 3
- Mon 21.05 20:30 Ginat Haretzifim
- Thu 24.05 10:00 Cinemateque 3
- Sat 26.05 14:00 Tel Aviv Museum
Production: Nicolas Lesoult For Les Films De La Butte
Production Company: Les Films De La Butte
Editing: Matthieu Lambourion
Cinematography: Dorian Blanc, Thomas Bremond
Soundtrack: Javier Álvarez
Emilio Belmonte is a Spanish filmmaker and poet. After having studied engineering and literature at the University of Valencia, Emilio moved to France in 1999 and started directing documentaries for television. Impulso is his first feature-length documentary and a return to his Andalusian roots.