'TANGOS': EL EXILIO DE GARDEL

Fernando Solanas & Astor Piazzolla
Virtual Film Screening

19-21 Nov 2021

  

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'Solanas' feature films and documentaries marked a new era in Latin American cinema.'

Daniel Politi, New York Times

Fernando 'Pino' Solanas (1936-2020) was a pioneering director who revolutionised Latin American cinema. His filmography includes the monumental La hora de los hornos (1968), and documentaries of great contemporary relevance such as Memoria de un saqueo (2004) and La dignidad de los nadies (2005). In the 80s he directed two films reflecting on political exile, something which he had experienced first-hand during the civic-military dictatorship of 1976-83. In Tangos: el exilio de Gardel (1985) and Sur (1988), Solanas collaborated with Astor Piazzolla to create films of considerable critical and popular success (garnering the prize for Best Director at the 1988 Cannes Festival) whose innovation and emotiveness endure to this day. Solanas was elected a National Senator in 2013 and was appointed a UNESCO Ambassador from 2019 until his death in 2020.

Originally inspired by the persona of Piazzolla and his music, Tangos marked the apotheosis of Piazzolla's fertile career in soundtrack composition (which had previously engendered smash hits such as 'Oblivion' and 'Tanti anni prima'), becoming the most award-winning of all his film soundtracks. This was surpassed musically only by his subsequent collaboration on Sur, whose enduring theme tune, 'Vuelvo al sur', now stands as a tango-canción classic.

Set in Paris in 1980, Tangos: el exilio de Gardel centres on the character of María: a twenty-year-old who has spent the last eight years exiled in Europe. and who decides to create a show to tell the story of the exile and uprooting of her parents. Her 'tanguedia' style is new: a blend of tango, tragedy and comedy that can only be conveyed by those exiled abroad (or within their own country). The tanguedia expresses a mode of feeling common to so many great Argentines, from San Martín to Gardel, who died abroad dreaming of their long-awaited return...

Directed by Fernando Solanas
With Marie Laforêt, Miguel Ángel Solá, Phillippe Léotard
France/Argentina, 1986, 35mm, color, 119 min
French and Spanish with English subtitles

Organised by ILAMS as part of Echoes Festival 2021 and the University of Oxford Argentine Cultural Forum, in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and the University of Oxford Sub-Faculty of Spanish, with the kind support of the Embassy of Argentina in the UK

SNEAK PEEK! 

Watch the full 2010 'making-of' documentary by Fernando Martín Peña

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Tangos Sur : Homage to Solanas and Piazzolla
Round-Table Discussion

19 Nov 2021

5.00pm-6.30pm

  

Online Round-Table Discussion via Zoom

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In Spanish (No subtitles)

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Don't miss our accompanying live Zoom event which brings together a diverse panel of participants from the worlds of poetry, music, cinema and academia to explore this iconic collaboration between two geniuses of Argentine (and world) culture, Fernando Solanas and Astor Piazzolla. Chaired by Ben Bollig from the University of Oxford, the event includes a special opening address by Argentine Ambassador to the UK, his Excellency Javier Figueroa, and a musical performance live from Buenos Aires by the Pastore-Malagoli Duo.

Eliseo Subiela Moglia is an artist, film director, educator and Director of the Escuela Profesional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales de Eliseo Subiela.

Omar García Brunelli has a degree in Musicology from the Universidad Católica Argentina and a PhD from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has published several articles and books on tango music and Piazzolla' s work in particular.

 

Leo Boix is a Latin poet born in Argentina and currently based in the UK. He has published several books in Spanish and English, and his 2021 work, Ballad of a Happy Immigrant (Penguin/Random House) was selected amongst the top five poetry books recommended by The Guardian.

Paul Merchant is Senior Lecturer in Latin American Film and Visual Culture at the University of Bristol, specialising in film of the Southern Cone.

Philippa Page is a Lecturer in Hispanic Studies and a Researcher in the UK at Newcastle University's CLACS (Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies); author of Politics and Performance in Post-Dictatorship Argentine Film and Theatre (Tamesis, 2011); co-editor of the volume Entre/telones y pantallas; and Afectos y saberes en la performance argentina contemporánea (Libraria, 2020), with Jordana Blejmar and Cecilia Sosa.

 

Helen Glaisher-Hernández is an Anglo-Spanish concert pianist and event producer specialising in Ibe/rican repertoire, with a particular interest in Argentine composers. A graduate of the University of Cambridge and Trinity College of Music, she is also the founder and Artistic Director of Echoes Festival.

 

Leonardo Pastore is a leading Argentine tango singer known for his passion for cultivating the roots of tango-canción. Amongst a varied discography, his album, Gardel Original, won him a Latin Grammy nomination in 2018.

Hernán Malagoli is a versatile Argentine pianist, arranger and composer, as much at home in tango as he is in pop, rock and folk music. Amongst his many collaborations he has performed with León Gieco and Carolina Peleritti.

Organised by ILAMS as part of Echoes Festival 2021 and the University of Oxford Argentine Cultural Forum, in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and the University of Oxford Sub-Faculty of Spanish, with the kind support of the Embassy of Argentina in the UK

SNEAK PEEK! 

Pastore-Malagoli Duo performing 'Se' from the soundtrack to Cinema Paradiso

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Background video: Time-lapse view of the Obelisk on the Avenida 9 de Julio in Buenos Aires, Argentina