The Tango Lesson

The Tango LessonBBBBB

(out of 5)


follows her exquisite Orlando with this absolutely devastating, partly non-fictional film about a director (Potter playing herself) who becomes interested in learning how to dance the tango. She enlists famous dancer (also playing himself) to teach her, and through their work they form a friendship that threatens to tear apart their professional relationship, while their professional work seems poised on ruining their personal connection. Each being leaders in their own lines of work, the two have many major arguments that are all fantastic in their dramatic content, but then interspersed are these extremely juicy, exceptionally well-edited dance scenes that are exciting and fresh. It’s a magical work of art, smooth and elegant throughout.


United Kingdom/France/ Argentina/Germany/The Netherlands, 1997

Directed by

Screenplay by Sally Potter

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by , Sally Potter

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  TIFF 1997


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National Board Of Review Award
Special Recognition, for excellence in filmmaking

British Academy Award Nomination
Best Film not in the English Language


TangoLesson

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