Raphael, now in documentary: ‘My life is a movie since it started '

Raphael, now in documentary: ‘My life is a movie since it started '

"Back or to take impulse," Raphael used to insist vehemently.Thus 60 years of career have been necessary to convince him to review and synthesize him in an ambitious Movistar+ documentary that opens at the same time that an exhibition that shows it, he says, "as one is, without hiding anything".

"I don't have to invent any film, because my life is since it started," said Linares in the presentation today in Madrid of both projects, the first of which Raphaelismo, consisting of four episodes, can be enjoyed entirely tofrom this Thursday on television.


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Tras el documental de Lola Flores, Movistar+ ha definido esta producción creada y dirigida por Charlie Arnaiz y Alberto Ortega, de Dadá Films & Entertainment, como “el documental definitivo de un artista pionero en la música moderna en español durante 60 años en los que nadie ha pisado como él los escenarios”.


“Alaska says that, when he's going to see him at the theater, it's like going to Mass.Few artists can set up a phenomenon so great that it transcends the character itself ”, highlighted by Raphaelismo responsible by explaining why they chose this title for a“ magical ”project, prepared with total“ freedom ”of maneuver and the full collaboration of its protagonist.

Raphael, ahora en documental: ‘Mi vida es una película desde que empezó'

To carry it out, a vital maximum took to the extreme by the singer had to defeat: "Back or to gain momentum".

“It's a bad thing, because it doesn't let me enjoy success.I can be on stage with everyone standing and already thinking about tomorrow.That is very cruel, because I don't have a good time.I would like to leave the stage crying with joy, but I can't, I always take a tip to everything, but that has made it better and better, ”he confessed.

There were many offers that made him in the past to bring his life to other formats.“And I said: If the interesting thing is to see me on stage!But time heals everything and there came a time when I understood that it was the time, ”he explained about the reasons that led him to say" yes ".

"Everything" has been counted, they insist, with a single "red line": expand in the days of their liver transplant."There are no taboos in the documentary.The only thing that has not been pleasant was to talk about the transplant, but I force myself to do it until I can, ”he recognized.

Privileged access to fellow professionals and Raphael's own family, who have not only offered their testimonies, but abundant personal material such as domestic recordings that his eldest son, Jacobo, accumulated for years after the wake of his father.

"Life has given me unforgettable moments.I remember the first time at the Carnegie Hall in New York sharing a poster with La Caballé and Rostropóvich.Or when I went to Sydney's opera.Or my presentation in St. Petersburg, which cost a lot.

The Spanish who went to Eurovision twice, which went through the Ed Sullivan show and helped bring Sammy Davis Jr to Spain.Or Shirley Maclaine has also not left his work with Manuel Alejandro or José Luis Perales as composers of his great “Crown jewels”, as well as his incarnation in Theater such as Jekyll and Hyde and his films with directors such as Vicente Escrivá or MarioCamus.

“Camus commented that I was the only artist who knew that he crossed the screen.And that is what I like the most, that people feel for me more than how good I sing, ”he said about how he would like to be remembered.“Someone also said that Raphael is the only handmade artist.And so I sing.Mine is done closely, not in series, they are not collections to sell, ”he insisted.

In parallel with the premiere of the documentary, the Telefónica Foundation has opened the doors of a small exhibition that collects emblematic material from its career, such as posters or discs, but above all some of the most iconic pieces of its wardrobe, such as sequinutsfrom the musical Billy The Liar and Pippin or the coat and the Jekyll Hyde.

Those who visit it can also interpret in the Karaoke any of their numerous successes, of I am that scandal, and posseCarrera was still looking for a roof.

This same year, he will go on tour and record a record with Pablo López as author."I swear there will never be a farewell tour.I will never say goodbye, because I couldn't, I wouldn't stop crying, ”he said.

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