A conservative Englishwoman gets more than a dance lesson from her Argentinean tango instructor. Stylish and classy.
Yes movie trailer - starring Sam Neill, Joan Allen, Shirley Henderson, Simon Abkarian, Sheila Hancock, Samantha Bond. Directed by Sally Potter. Theatrical Release Date: 6/24/2005
Sally Potter describes how she wrote this film in verse form.
Joan Allen plays a woman trapped in a loveless marriage to Sam Neill, who finds solace and love with a Lebanese chef (Simon Abkarian). Despite coming from wildly different backgrounds, the couple share a love that is sensual, erotic and beautiful.
An immortal noble experiences four centuries of sexual politics in Orlando (1992).
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In 1927, a gifted singer from a Jewish village in Russia travels to the United States, leaving behind his young daughter Fegele.
Written and directed by Sally Potter (Orlando), The Tango Lesson is the story of a filmmaker, Sally (Sally Potter), who becomes dissatisfied with her latest screenplay (vividly illustrated in luscious color) and stumbles upon an Argentinean tango dancer (Pablo Veron). She places herself under Pablo’s tutelage and together they explore their spiritual and artistic connections. It soon becomes clear that they each want very different things from each other. Potter’s raw examination of the artist’s struggle for authenticity, set against the human frailties of ego, jealousy, lust and insecurity, makes for a tense drama — beautifully photographed in black and white and set in Paris and Buenos Aires. Newly remastered.
Dissatisfied filmmaker happens across tango dancing and challenges a hired instructor to make her a tango dancer. English/French/Spanish. Subtitles not available for this feature.
Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane and Quentin Crisp star in this "hip, sexy and wickedly funny" film based on the gender-bending novel by Virginia Woolf. Swinton stars as Orlando, an English nobleman who defies the law of nature with surprising results. Immortal and highly imaginative, he undergoes a series of extraordinary transformations which humorously and hauntingly illustrate the eternal war between the sexes. Visually stunning and beautifully acted, ORLANDO is an intoxicating blend of romance, adventure and illusion.
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