The Tango Lesson

Release Date: 10 September 2012 | Certificate: Parental Guidance
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Potter's self-reflective film stars Potter (an actress and the director of Orlando), more or less as herself, learning to tango from master-dancer Pablo Veron and considering making a film called The Tango Lesson. The film that we happen to be watching, however, is concerned largely with the delicious conflict between the politics of tango--the need for one partner, typically the woman, to yield to the other--and the expectations of the film-maker to do things on her own terms. Can Potter simultaneously surrender and control for the duration of this circular project? The question is made more complicated by Veron's desire to be in one of Potter's films--in other words, to follow her lead. Potter may not be Veron's equal on the dance floor, but that isn't the point of this interesting movie and its provocative, internal debate.

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Region 2
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 97 minutes
Production Year: 1997
Main Language: English\French\Spanish
Release Date: 10 September 2012
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance
SKU: ART585DVD