An excellent discovery we made in finding this interesting documentary by director Mercedes Garcia Guevara, whose work is unknown to us. At the end of it, one kept wishing for more because after being given a tour through the Argentine capital, listening to glorious music and watching how the tango is really danced, we didn't wanted it to stop.
What comes across in the film is how the younger generations are finding pleasure in one of the most sensual expressions between two people when they dance the tango. The old songs have also taken a new meaning for current audiences. The tango has to be one of the sexiest forms of dancing as proved when we watch the last couple in the film executing the intricate steps of that number.
Of course, to really enjoy the tango, one must go to its source: Buenos Aires, where it was born from humble origins in the poor neighborhoods of the city. Carlos Gardel, perhaps the most celebrated interpreter of the tango, is an idol for the new generation who were born more than forty, or fifty years after his tragic death in Colombia. We are even taken to his grave, which is a glorious monument to his memory.
The music in the film is quite enjoyable. The selections one hears in the documentary are not the well known ones, making our discovery even better since we had not heard most of the tunes before. It is a joy to see the young people we meet sharing such a passion for an art form that will live forever.
Thanks to Mercedes Garcia Guevara for this marvelous trip to the present.
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