TANGO A PARIS. ASTOR PIAZZOLLA, SOUVENIRS D'EN FRANCE

TANGO IN PARIS. ASTOR PIAZZOLLA, MEMORIES FROM FRANCE

By Rodrigo VILA

CINEMA 7 FILMS - as PROD / FIN

Documentary - Completed 2017

Based on an incredible archive,accumulated by Pons Family during over 40 years,we discover the magical friendship with Astor Piazzolla. By using a poetic and emotional aesthetical treatment summing up Piazzolla unique recordings,letters,Super-8 films and pictures of those times; magic of an era.

Festivals
& Awards

Warsaw FF 2017
Documentary Competition
Minsk International Film Festival 2017
Official Selection
Festival del cine latinoamericano de Trieste 2017
Official Selection
Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano 2017
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Art - Culture, Biography
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Rodrigo VILA
    • Writer(s)
    • Rodrigo VILA
    • Producer(s)
    • Dalila ZARITZKY (CINEMA 7 FILMS), Guillermo ROSSI (CINEMA 7 FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • “I think… and think… and think about… how memories are born? ¿who makes them? ¿God? At the end, thinking is not helpful, your love can more…”.
      These are Horacio Ferrer words devoted to José Pons.
      Horacio Ferrer was the poet and writer of so many themes of Astor Piazzolla and Charles Aznavour.
      José has always believed that the construction of every person is based on the memories of others, of family, of friends… and he feared that while every friend was fading out, a part of his own existence would also dilute.
      How many memories, how many feelings, José kept in mind.
      With his wife Jacqueline, lived in Rue Descartes 16th of Parisian Barrio Latino.
      There, they could settle their dwelling and their family. However, that house would cease belonging to them. It would also become Astor Piazzolla’s, Atahualpa Yupanqui’s, Mercedes Sosa’s cozy home.
      It would turn into a rendezvous of the brightest generation of Argentine and French artists from the early 70’s up today.
      José, who during childhood moved to Algiers, then Paris, knew by chance Astor Piazzolla, the biggest musician of the Tango history.
      By accident, their destinies would cross in life as in death.
      They were born the same year, just a few days from each other.
      When grown up, they found true friendship exactly when Astor Piazzolla would break the mold of Classic Tango forever.
      Based on an incredible and never-seen-before archive, accumulated by Pons Family during over 40 years.
      By using a poetic and emotional aesthetical treatment summing up Piazzolla unique recordings, personal letters tween both of them, Super-8 films and pictures of those times; magic of an era throughout José’s memories will be rebuilt.
      In a few words, an Ode to Friendship.
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