On behalf of City Lights Pictures we would like to present “The Matador,” a documentary that follows David Fandila‘s (El Fandi) three-year journey throughout Spain and Latin America in a quest to become the world’s top-ranked bullfighter. The Matador was shot in high-definition over the course of three years.
More than one man’s quest for greatness, “Matador” is a story of love — of a son for his family, of audiences for their heroes, of a people for their cultural traditions, and of the bullfighter’s paradoxical love for the majestic beast that he must kill to create his art. As David struggles to achieve his place in the pantheon of Spain’s greatest bullfighters, he is confronted by those who question the place of this ancient and brutal ritual in the modern world.
“The Matador” looks beauiful, and a definite must-see. The film hits theaters on October 31.