Los tarantos (1963)


The love between two gipsies, Juana La Zoronga and Rafael El Taranto, from different families in Barcelona is thwarted by the enmity between their respective parents. Rafael sees Juana dance at a gipsy wedding, and is captivated by her beauty and charm, and they fall in love, aided by their younger siblings who are secretly friends and sympathetic to the young lovers.

Director: Francisco Rovira Beleta (as Rovira Beleta).
Stars: Antonio Gades, Carmen Amaya, Sara Lezana, Daniel Martín, Antonio Prieto, José Manuel Martín, Margarita Lozano, Juan Manuel Soriano, Antonia Singla, Aurelio Galán ‘El Estampío’.

1964 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.


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  1. Alea
    October 29, 2023

    Love this film again and again and again.

  2. michael
    December 25, 2023

    Thanks for posting this film. great flamenco dancing and music and Barcelona in the 60’s!

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