Tango

(Tango)

GDR, 1985, 6 min, color
In German; English subtitles
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Synopsis

A brief history of the emergence and artistic innovations of tango in 19th-century Argentina and Europe. The film offers a mosaic of tango melodies, art works, dance performances, historical footage, photographs of Buenos Aires at the turn of the 20th century and texts by Celedonio Flores and Enrique Santos Discépolo. Part of DEFA Kinobox 1985/40.

 

Awards

2021 Retrospective POESÍA DE LO COTIDIANO: Los primeros films de Helke Misselwitz, Mar del Plata Int. Film Festival, Argentina
2021 Retrospective Everyday Poetry: The Films of Helke Misselwitz, Anthology Film Archives, New York

 

Press comments

“Misselwitz blends stylized live action and archival documents in her exploration of the essence of tango.”  —Reinhild Steingröver, Last Features: East German Cinema’s Lost Generation

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