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Abrazos: Tango in Buenos Aires
Directed by Daniel Rivas

One of the most beloved popular music scenes in the world, tango’s traditional music and dance has become an international obsession. This faithful documentation of the 5th Buenos Aires Tango Festival captures all the squeezes of the accordion, quick kicks, and guttural songs of heartbreak, deceit, and national pride.

The Buenos Aires Tango Festival brings the biggest names in tango to perform on stage for a multitude of spectators. The electricity is palpable as the excited throngs are happily coerced into belting along to their most cherished tangos.

Refusing to be mere elegy, both the festival and the film prove tango is not a legacy, but a living and constantly evolving art form.

Featuring: Adriana Varela, Sexteto Mayor, Raul Lavie, Ruben Jaurez, & Rodolfo Mederos. Director & Cinematographer: Daniel Rivas. Writers: Adrian D’Amore, Cecilia Guerty & Diego Radivoy. Editor: Pablo Camino. Producers: Diego Radivoy & Enrique Marmonti

Argentina/2003/85 minutes/Color/Spanish with English subtitles

Under exclusive license from Cinemateca-Condor Media, Inc. © 2006, Cinemateca-Condor Media, Inc. All rights reserved. © 2017, Facets Multi-Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Cat. No. DV89257. UPC 736899095321. ISBN 1565805518.

This DVD-R is manufactured on demand and is expected to play back in DVD-Video “play only” devices.