Sunday, 1 July 2018

Interview with filmmaker José Luis Tirado

No A Flamenco Tale will be screening at the Straight Jacket Guerrilla Film Festival

*How did you get into making films?
I started making films because of the need to tell stories and intervene in social life. It was also a process in which access to digital formats made it possible to democratise film production, lowering costs and making production accessible.
*What inspired you to make your movie?
I decided to make this film having the experience of performative flamenco, as a popular language to intervene in social life and raise reflections on the economic, social and political situation in my country. The idea of "missing" the everyday through dance and songs is also relevant.
*How has your style evolved?
I have worked regularly in documentaries and video art pieces. NO, A FLAMENCO TALE is a hybrid field between fiction, documentary and video art, which I find comfortable and interesting.
*Tell us any strange or funny stories while making the film?
 The filming of the film has been full of anecdotes and interesting stories. Perhaps the most remarkable is the fact that the whole team committed to work without previous economic conditions, and the economic approaches have been dependent on the subsequent income of the film. It has been produced through a collaborative system, with an initial investment in the production of very low budget.
*The Misrule Film Movement & Pink8 manifesto bring what to mind?
 Many ideas gathered in the Manifesto coincide with this production, since it is made absolutely outside the traditional commercial system. It is a totally independent production, self-managed and self-financed.
*What can we expect from your next film?
 My next movie is just finished. It is an experimental piece about the role of women in society, from a feminist point of view. It relates women and religion, and it is also made in flamenco style. It can be viewed in: