Blue Ice Docs
Our Last Tango (Un Tango Mas)
A film by German Kral
The operatic love story of a man, a woman, and tango
Opens in Toronto
December 25, 2015
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Toronto International Film Festival
Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival
Internationale Hofer Filmtage
Festival International De Cine De Mar Del Plata
Adelaide Film Festival
They fell in love. They invented modern tango. They went to Broadway, mentored Liza Minelli and Robert Duvall, and became an international sensation. And then everything fell apart.
Blue Ice Docs is proud to bring Our Last Tango back to Toronto, after its vibrant premiere at TIFF this past September. The film opens Christmas day, December 25, at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema.
Produced by Pina’s Wim Wenders, the film presents the Fred and Ginger of tango, international stars María Nieves Rego (80) and Juan Carlos Copes (83), who met and fell in love when they were only 14 and 17. They danced together for the next fifty years, through marriage, separation, reunion, and heartbreak. Their love for tango kept them together.
Their most powerful memories are recreated in dusty 1940s dance halls with inventive, dazzling tango sequences featuring young actors who bear a striking resemblance to young María and Juan. Evoking the love, hatred, passion, and yearning of their lives together, these beautifully shot choreographies complement the soul-searching interviews of the film as it journey’s into the heart of the tango.
About Blue Ice Docs
Founded in 2014 in partnership between Robin Smith, president of KinoSmith, and Blue Ice Group co-owners, Steven Silver and Neil Tabatznik, Blue Ice Docs uses the expertise and skills of both organizations to acquire, fund and develop a wide variety of non-fiction projects from around the world. Recent releases include Requiem For The American Dream, The Look Of Silence, Deep Web, and The Last Gigolos. Upcoming titles: The Forecaster, Tomorrow We Disappear, Censored Voices, and Hip Hop-eration.