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The Labèque Way
Director:Félix Cábez
Screenplay: Félix Cábez
Photography: Joaquín Manchado
Sdition: Roberto Serrano
Sound: Emanuele Costantini
Music: Ferran Conangla, Enric Giné
Executive producers: Gloria Peña
Production: El Deseo D.A. S.L.U., Roswell Producciones

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The Labèque Way

Félix Cábez
78' / 2012 / Spain
Web: http://www.eldeseo.es/the-labeque-way/
Spanish subtitled

Part classical, part avant-garde, part flamenco, the legendary piano duo Katia and Marielle Labèque are almost impossible to label. The Labèque way follows the unique pianists as they trace their Spanish roots playing Ravel's Bolero accomplishing with Basque percussion, premiering a daring new concert they had been commissioned, and taking part in the most diverse artistic and personal adventures. Featuring friends and collaborators as Sir Simon Rattle, Semyon Bichkov and Alessandro Baricco among others, the film includes amazing performances of pieces by Mozart, Schubert, Ravel, Albeniz, Golijov and Gershwin.

Main Festivals & Awards

Festival Internacional de Cine de La Habana 2012
Sección Oficial - Festival Internacional de Cine de Estocolmo 2012
Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid 2012
Festival de Cines del Mundo de Montréal 2012

Director's Biography

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Image Studies by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Félix Cábez has been linked to the audiovisual industry since the early 1990s, when he began his work as scriptwriter in Televisión Española. He has worked as scriptwriter, director and executive producer in the main televisión broadcast companies in Spain.Before focusing on documentary film direction, he directed several short films which obtained several prizes at important international festivals. In 2000 he wrote and directed his first documentary film: Buñuel en Hollywood. Produced by Canal Plus, it follows Luis Buñuel’s bitter experience in the United States during his long exile. Subsequently, he directed Almodóvar siglo XX, a documentary film about the work of Pedro Almodóvar produced by El Deseo for Vía Digital. Fort he last decades he has written feature film scripts and has worked with important choreographers and spanish dancers in different and widely awarded audiovisual jobs. In 2002 he directed his first fiction feature film, the psychological thriller El Refugio del mal. In 2005 he wrote, directed and produced his first musical documentary film, Cooking for Jennywhich looks at thepremiere of a piano and orchestra concert. In 2010 he wrote and directed the coproduction of Zebra Producciones with Televisión Española, La tierra de las mil orquestas,a musical documentary focused on the orchestra universe in Venezuela, with Plácido Domingo as narrator. In 2012, following the appearance of unkown new material, he re-edited his documentary film from 2000 Buñuel en Hollywood, including in theoriginal footage new images of its main carácter which had been lost until that date and a new appearance of Woody Allen, who was also included in the original footage. This new version, produced by Canal Plus, will de premiered this year. The Labèque Way is his last work.


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