87 minutes, Color
In recent years, young Spanish dancer and choreographer Rocio Molina has become a sensation in flamenco and modern dance, known for her unconventional improvisations—"impulsos"—in routines. She goes to great lengths to push the boundaries of her creativity, selecting unusual venues such as prisons and museums to add more challenge and innovation to routines. Impulso documents the months leading up to the debut of her show in Paris as she and her musicians are deep in a demanding creative process. Rehearsals and performances alternate with interviews with family, friends, colleagues, and musicians. Molina exudes an utterly original creativity and infectious energy in her performances, giving full vent to the power of flamenco. In the words of director Emilio Belmonte, the film's purpose is "...for people [to] look back in 50 years [and] know who this woman was and what flamenco was at the beginning of the century." —Various sources
In Spanish with English subtitles
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