Thursday | 25.02.21

Monthly Screenings
It Takes Two to Tango…?
Piazzolla, the Years of the Shark
Dir.: Daniel Rosenfeld | 93 minutes

Other Screenings

Astor Piazzolla – His Complex, Colorful and Creative World and Innovations in Tango

Lecture by: Dr. Natan Furmansky

Concert performed by: Sylvia Kigel singer, Norberto Kahn piano, Pavel Levin violin, Dario Acosta Teich guitar

In the program five songs by Astor Piazzolla: three with lyrics by Horacio Ferrer - Chiqlin de Bachin, Balada para un loco, Maria de Buenos Aires; Jacinto Chiclana (to lyrics: Jorge Luis Borges); Los pajaros perdido (to lyrics: Mario Trejo)

Argentina, France 2018 | 93 minutes | Spanish, English, French | Hebrew, English subtitles

The Argentine bandoneon player and composer Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) revolutionized the tango. His tango nuevo, with its jazz and classical influences, made him a controversial figure in his own country, as his revolution clashed with tradition.

Astor received his first bandoneon from his father when he was nine. Twenty years later, he had reached the limits of the tango. In search of his own style, he went to study piano composition in Paris in the early 1950s. There he realized that in spite of everything, he was still a tanguero. A multifaceted career was to follow, chiefly in Europe and the United States. For this documentary, Piazzolla’s son Daniel drew on his private collection. Unique footage of numerous performances and intimate family films combine with archive material to paint a vivid portrait of Piazzolla: self-assured, obstinate, passionate and a true virtuoso.