While writing a screenplay for Hollywood, a filmmaker finds herself increasingly dissatisfied and places herself under the tutelage of Pablo, an Argentinean tango dancer living in Paris. As the lessons proceed, they make a deal: if he will make her a tango dancer, she will make him a movie star.
Spinning between Buenos Aires and Paris, Sally Potter’s electrifying exploration of artistic agency tiptoes on the edge of reality and imagination, as the director playfully performs a version of herself. Sparsely staged, the stylized tango dances overflow with unspoken desires and sensuality.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Walter Salles, 2004, Argentina
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States