Closing Night
Australian Premiere



Largely filmed in a converted warehouse in the La Boca neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, master filmmaker Carlos Saura (Raise Ravens, Carmen) returns to the themes of earlier music/dance films such as Tango, Fados and Flamenco, Flamenco with a beautifully shot film which shows us the past, present and future of Argentina’s rich folk music and dance heritage.

Using a complex series of mirrors (to film the artists without impeding them) and gorgeous HD cinematography by Felix Monti (The Secret in Their Eyes, The Official Story), Saura creates and captures staggering performances of traditional Argentine folk styles including zamba, malambo and copla with performances by celebrated figures such as Soledad Pastorutti, El Chaqueño Palavecino, Jairo and Liliana Herrera alongside newer artists and a moving tribute to the legendary Mercedes Sosa and Atahualpa Yupanqui.

Lyrical and moving, Argentina is also a glorious reminder that every film should be a passion project.

Carlos Saura
Soledad Pastorutti, El Chaqueño Palavecino, Mercedes Sosa, Atahualpa Yupanqui
2015 • 85 MINS • DOCUMENTARY SPAIN / FRANCE / ARGENTINA Spanish with English subtitles
All Ages (exemption)
Perpetuates Saura’s lyrical exploration of popular dance and song…
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