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The Spirit of Lorca


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Federico Garcia Lorca, perhaps the best-known and loved Spanish poet and dramatist of this century, was brutally executed at the age of 38 during the early days of the Spanish Civil War. Tonight's programme, in collaboration with the acclaimed Irish writer and Lorca biographer Ian Gibson, evokes his life and unravels the exact circumstances of his death. Lorca was a charismatic figure - musician, painter, actor, as well as writer. The roots of his work lie deep in the rich culture, music and landscape of southern Spain. Through the recollections of friends and fellow poets, with singers and theatrical performances in Spain, Cuba and the United States, this film evokes the passionate and potent spirit of Lorca's work and tragically short life.
First shown in Arena
Ceefax subtitles


Editor: Christopher Swayne
Director: Mike Dibb

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