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+ Short Memory Songs

Films screening at this event

Glories of Tango

original title
Fermín glorias del tango
Director
Hernán Findling
Oliver Kolker
Cast
Héctor Alterio, Gastón Pauls, Antonella Costa
Country
Argentina
Year
2014
Duration
110 min

Having started a residency at a Buenos Aires hospital, Jewish psychiatrist Ezequiel is especially perplexed by the behaviour of one of his patients, Fermin, who communicates only by quoting lyrics and titles of tango songs. Suspecting that Fermin has been misdiagnosed for decades, Ezequiel starts researching his history, uncovering some dark secrets from both his patient’s and his country’s pasts. His research would also make him fall in love – with tango, and with Eva, a tango instructor and Fermin’s granddaughter. Glories of Tango is as delightful and intense as its thrilling dance scenes.

Winner: Audience Award – Phoenix Film Festival

Memory Songs

Director
Lucy Kaye
Country
UK
Year
2016
Duration
12 min

When your memory fades, your grip on reality becomes fragile and the sense of self slowly slips away. In a synagogue hall in North West London, a group of elderly people gather to find release. Using music and song they try to reconnect with themselves. Through the poetic use of poignant personal photographs and carefully assembled voiced-over memories, this film takes us into the emotional heart of these people, coping with the onset of Dementia.

Grand Jury Prize, Heart, Mind and Soul Award, Rhode Island Film Festival 2017