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Carmen is a 1983 film adaptation of the novel Carmen by Prosper Mérimée, using music from the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet. It was directed and choreographed in the flamenco style by Carlos Saura and Maria Pagès. It is the second part of Saura's flamenco trilogy in the 1980s, preceded by Bodas de sangre and followed by El amor brujo. The film's basic plot line is that the modern dancers re-enact in their personal lives Bizet's tragic love affair, up to its lethal climax. The film won the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It was entered into the 1983 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Technical Grand Prize and the award for Best Artistic Contribution. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.