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Catch ‘The Tango Lesson’ at the I-House

By From page A9 | October 02, 2013

“The Tango Lesson,” a  1997 European film directed by Sally Potter, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film Series.
The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 p.m.
There is no charge, but donations are accepted with gratitude to help cover the cost of DVD rental, facilities use and refreshments.
This drama is about a British film director named Sally (Sally Potter) and a great tango dancer named Pablo (Pablo Veron). Sally promises to put Pablo in a movie in exchange for tango lessons.

Sally is a good student — they perform together, but there is tension, among other things about who should lead. The scenes are divided into lessons; some are about dance, some about life. The back and forth between Sally and Pablo is fascinating because it is about the wisdom of passion, rather than the temptation.

Enterprise staff

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