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  • The Last Bandoneón

    2006. Venezuela. Alejandro Saderman. 94 min.

U.S. premiere

Wednesday, November 21, 2007, 6:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • The Last Bandoneón

    2006. Venezuela. Directed by Alejandro Saderman. Coproduction with Argentina. Marina plays the bandoneón, the traditional tango instrument par excellence. Attending an audition for Rodolfo Mederos, a legendary bandoneón player, she is invited to join a new tango band if she replaces her deteriorating instrument with a Double A, the Stradivarius of bandoneóns. In her agonizing search for this instrument, Marina meets the survivors of the golden era of tango, discovering a rich reservoir of memories, personalities, and, most of all, music. The film's grand finale is a revival concert at a milonga, the typical tango ballroom, "for the guys to dance," as an old tango puts it. In Spanish; English subtitles. 94 min.

In the Film exhibition Iberoamérica: That's the Way We Are

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