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Carlos Saura, a living legend. Félix Viscarret, a director who wants to make a film portrait of the great master. He draws up a plan. He thinks it’s brilliant. He will show the intimate side of Saura through conversations of the genius with his 7 children. Everyone accepts. But Saura does not like talking about the past.
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