Omega

Director José Sánchez-Montes, Gervasio Iglesias
Spain / 80 min. / 2016 / Spanish


The great vocalist Enrique Morente sings songs by the great composer Leonard Cohen. The band Lagartija Nick does some “morenting” on Morente to persuade him to participate in a Cohenesque album together that they name Omega. Rock and flamenco, Granada and Manhattan, and Lorca’s generous shadow granting its consent. A unique moment.

 

It had to happen. Some things are condemned to discover each other. The eminent Leonard Cohen admits that a guy gave him flamenco lessons in his youth and that it would become a capital influence in his art. Years later, the equally eminent-in-his-own right Enrique Morente sings Cohen songs (“It’s as if Ray Charles were to sing one of my songs”), including the famous “Toma este vals” (Take this Waltz). It seems the circle is complete, but we’re missing the rock ‘n’ rollers. Bring ‘em on. Lagartija Nick, in Granada, does some “morenting” on Morente (which constitutes a light form of stalking and pestering in bars, with the flamenco singer as number one target) in order to persuade him to participate in a Cohenesque and Lorcaesque joint album entitled Omega. The very same Omega, if 1996. Rock and flamenco, Granada amd Manhattan, and Lorca’s generous shadow providing the backdrop. This is a testament to a unique moment, meticulously revealed by all of the participants and some key witnesses like Estrella Morente, Raúl Alcover and Borja Casani.

OMEGA TRAILER 1

Primer trailer del documental "Omega" sobre el disco de Enrique Morente y Lagartija Nick. Una producción de Sacromonte Films, Telecinco Cinema y Universal Music

Details
Subtitles
VO

Showing format

Participation
in festivals
San Sebastián 2016

Leadings
Enrique Morente, Estrella Morente, Antonio Arias, Tomatito, Vicente Amigo, Alberto Manzano, Leonard Cohen.

Screenwriter(s)
José Sánchez-Montes

Producer
Gervasio Iglesias

Film company
Sacromonte Films, Telecinco Cinema, Universal Music Spain, Mediaset España, Canal Sur, Junta de Andalucía

Film distributor
Avalon

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