ONLY THE BRAVE enters the world of bullfighting, creating a lavish portrait of this wildly popular and highly controversial sport. Due to its lush visuals and dramatic structure, ONLY THE BRAVE is an engaging documentary, but its uncritical approach is unlikely to satisfy those opposed
to blood sport.
ONLY THE BRAVE focuses on a young matador ("torero"), Enrique Ponce, preparing for a triumphant summer in the ring. The film traces his rigorous training and his accomplished performances, culminating in one fierce fight against a bull considered such a noble opponent that Ponce spares his life
as a dramatic gesture. By season's end, the 20-year-old Ponce...