THE YEARS OF THE SHARK
Documentary Film Screening
12 Nov - 11 Dec 2021
Available on demand at ONJAM; unlimited viewing for three days from date of purchase
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'Do not miss it.'
“I have to tell the whole truth. I can tell the story of angels, but that wouldn't be the true story. My story is a mix of the devil and angels with a bit of meanness. You have to have a bit of everything to progress in life.” (Astor Piazzolla)
Piazzolla: The Years of the Shark is the first film with previously unreleased footage and pictures belonging to the Piazzolla family collection, as for the first time ever the archives of legendary bandoneon player Astor Piazzolla are opened by his son. The result is an immersive, cinematic portrait of the world-famous composer who revolutionised the tango. A film about art, family and the mysteries of creation.
The film has already won numerous awards, including:
Winner, Best Documentary of the Year, Condor Awards of the Film Critics' Association
Winner, Best Documentary, Argentine Academy of Motion Picture Arts Science
Winner, Best Documentary Film, Punta del Este
Winner, Distribution Award, Sky Arte
Winner, Best Documentary Script, Society of Writers
Nominee, Best Documentary on Music, Latin Grammy
Daniel Rosenfeld director
Daniel Rosenfeld’s first full-length documentary film as director and producer, Saluzzi: Composition for Bandoneon and Three Brothers had its world premiere at Berlinale. His second feature was The Chimera of Heroes, coproduced by Zentropa, Serge Lalou & Les Films D'ici, SBS, France 2, INCAA and CNC. The film received two awards at Venice Film Festival, the Audience Award at Belfort Film Festival, and Jury mention award at Bafici. In 2012 he premiered Cornelia at her Mirror at Rotterdam International Film Festival, co-produced by INCAA, argentinacine and Hubert Bals Fund. His latest film was To the Center of the Earth (co-produced with Heino Deckert and Serge Lalou Les Films d'ici 2), which won awards at Bafici and Fidmarseille 2015. He is also the producer of Gilda, one of Argentina’s biggest commercial hits of the last few years, which was also unanimously praised by the critics, and he produced the award-winning La calle de los pianistas, directed by Mariano Nante.
Organised by ILAMS as part of Echoes Festival 2021 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes, with the kind support of the Embassy of Argentina
Watch the official trailer
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Background video: Time-lapse view of the Obelisk on the Avenida 9 de Julio in Buenos Aires, Argentina