The Tango Lesson
+ pre-recorded intro by So Mayer, author of The Cinema of Sally Potter
Part troubled love story, part terrific dance movie, Potter’s tale of a filmmaker fighting creative block is screened too rarely.
Dir Sally Potter
With Sally Potter, Pablo Verón, Gustavo Naveira
A filmmaker (Potter) suffering a creative block is revitalised when she discovers the magic of tango – both music and dance – but complications ensue. As a study of male-female relationships, Potter’s film is characteristically astute, but thanks to her strong sense of music, movement, mood and rhythm, it is also a terrific dance movie, elegantly shot (mostly in monochrome) by Robby Müller.