Marta Bautís, born in Argentina, has directed a number of documentaries dealing with social issues in Latin America. Her films, telling stories of struggle and hope, have been screened at numerous international film festivals.
Between a Tango and a Danzón explores the cultural and historical influences of these two musical genres in Cuba’s society today. Filmed in the cities of Havana, Matanzas and Gibara, this documentary includes scenes with dancers, singers and musicians in the neighborhoods of Peñas and Milongas. Archival footage of legendary danzón and tango artists, such as Barbarito Diez, Carlos Gardel or Libertad Lamarque, add a nostalgic feeling. The film reveals the efforts to revitalize the danzón, Cuban national dance, and to attract the youth to this genre by mixing it with different rhythms, including jazz.
Festivals & Awards
International Film Festival of Gibara: Official Selection