Piazzolla, the Years of the Shark

  • Daniel Rosenfeld
  • Argentina, France
  • 2018
  • 92 min
  • World Premiere
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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. Daniel’s commentary reveals a complicated relationship with his father. The tapes of hours of conversations between Piazzolla and his daughter Diana provide a rare insight into the mind of a musical genius.

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Piazzolla, the Years of the Shark (Piazzolla, the Years of the Shark + Live: Carel Kraayenhof)
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Sun 18 November - 21:00 - 23:08
Carré

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Mon 19 November - 11:00 - 12:50
Munt 10
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Thu 22 November - 13:45 - 15:18
EYE Cinema 1
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Fri 23 November - 16:30 - 18:20
Munt 11
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Sat 24 November - 21:00 - 22:50
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Credits

  • 92 min
  • DCP
Director
Daniel Rosenfeld
Production
Françoise Gazio for Idéale Audience
Co-production
Daniel Rosenfeld Films, ARTE, INA, Acontracorriente, Tornasol Films SA, CLASSICA JAPAN, Argentinacine, CNC, INCAA, Angoa, Procirep
Cinematography
Ramiro Civita
Editing
Alejandro Carrillo Penovi
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