La Chana

Spain, Iceland, 2016, 82 min.

Director

Lucija Stojevic

Producer

Lucija Stojevic,
Deirdre Towers

Scenario

Lucija Stojevic

Rights Holder

CAT&Docs

DOP

Samuel Navarrete

Production

Noon Films S.L., Bless Bless Productions

In the 1960s and 1970s, Antonia Santiago Amador, alias “La Chana”, was a hugely popular flamenco dancer – until she suddenly vanished from the  public eye, at  the  height of her career. After she played a role in the Peter Sellers film THE  BOBO  (1967) the star invited her to Hollywood, but it wasn’t to  be. In  her baroque boudoir in Barcelona, the frail and elderly dancer now reveals the reason her career came to such an abrupt end.

HONORS
2016 IDFA (Netherlands) – Audience Award
2017 Docs Against Gravity FF (Poland) – Chopin’s Nose Award for the Best Documentary on music and art 
Le voci dell’inchiesta IDFF (Italy) – Audience Award
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Lucija Stojevic

Studied Architectural Design at the University of Edinburgh and Directing and Editing at the Prague Film School. She has independently produced over 30 short format documentaries for The Guardian, The New York Times and Global Post. Her work has also been displayed in the context of video art in exhibitions in Vienna, Graz, Barcelona and Edinburgh. In 2014, she established Noon Films S.L. a production company focused on creative documentaries in Barcelona.

Selected filmography

2016 La Chana

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