La ChanaLucija Stojevic - 84'
La Chana was a flamenco legend that mysteriously disappeared from the spotlight at the height of her career. Through archival footage of La Chana’s many jawdropping television performances, Lucija Stojevic’s debut is an invigorating portrait that unravels the story behind a feisty and energetic presence. Highly spirited, the Catalan pioneer reflects on a storied career and what could have been. La Chana endured years of emotional abuse at the hands of her domineering ex-husband. He turned down opportunities on her behalf from Hollywood and legendary actor Peter Sellers, effectively forcing La Chana into early retirement. Now in her late 60s, more determined and empowered than ever, La Chana embarks on one last show, returning to the only place “where she can feel free and where she is the master.”
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