LA CALLE DE LOS PIANISTAS

PIANISTS STREET

By Mariano NANTE

THE OTHER SCREEN - as SALES

First film - Completed 2015

A portrait of a little street that is home of numerous elite pianists. Natasha, age 14, is already a piano virtuoso, but hasn’t decided if she wants to make a life-long career out of it. Her family and neighbors, also gifted pianists, will guide her as she discovers her vocation.

Festivals
& Awards

BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2015
Closing Film
Tandil Cine 2015
Official Competition - Best Director Award, Best Cinematography Award
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • First film, Art - Culture, Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA, BELGIUM
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, FRENCH, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mariano NANTE
    • Writer(s)
    • Mariano NANTE, Sandra DE LA FUENTE
    • EIDR 10.5240/FDFC-FEEF-A65B-0B66-EA03-T
    • Producer(s)
    • Daniel ROSENFELD (Daniel Rosenfeld Films), Mariano NANTE, Sandra DE LA FUENTE, Luciana CORTI, Gaspar SCHEUER, Patricio ALVAREZ CASADO
    • Synopsis
    • In a little street in Brussels named Rue Bosquet, two identical buildings stand together. In one of these buildings lives the famous concert pianist Martha Argerich, the Argentine who is recognized as one of the most original and temperamental pianists of her time.

      Next door we find the Tiempo - Lechner family, renowned by their lineage of piano prodigies, all of which have performed upon the most prominent stages in the world. The matriarch and pedagogue Lyl Tiempo, her renowned children Sergio Tiempo and Karin Lechner; and Karin's very young daughter Natasha, only fourteen years old.
      Natasha, the last promise of the "pianists street", has to bear with the legacy of four generations of great musicians. 
Her musical upbringing is an imperative family matter. Her mother Karin, who was also a child prodigy, is her teacher, mentor and adviser. As she enters, almost unknowingly, the world of elite concert pianists, Natasha starts perceiving the risks she will have to take as a professional pianist. In an age where, naturally, the question about the future arises, Natasha starts wondering: what does it actually mean to be a pianist?
      In this time of changes and uncertainty Natasha looks for answers, because she senses that the continuation of the family's legacy rests on her shoulders. In her mother's journals, in the family videos, in the musicians that live next door, Natasha discovers everything that might await her in a life as a pianist.
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