Full of humor and freshness, this film is a road movie across Finland that follows a group of Argentines who come to discover the origins of tango in a distant land.
AWARDS: Audience Award Winner International Filmfest Eberswalde/ Special Mention. SeeYouSound/ Winner Special Jury Award. Millenium Documentary Film Festival/ Gewinner Bester Dokumentarfilm. Int. Filmwochenende Wurzburg
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Buenos Aires Festival de Cine Independiente/ Raindance Film Festival London/ Shanghai Film Festival/ Gdansk DOcfilm Festival/ Minneapolis Film Festival/ Documentary Edge Festival/ International Film Festival Rotterdam/ FICG/ Dok.fest/ Panama International Film Festival/ Are Independent Festival/ Zagreb Dox Croatia/ 6SPFF/ Zagreb Dox/ Martha's Vineyard Filmusic Festival
Midsummer Night’s Tango. Dancing Tango in faraway Finland
Tango was born in Buenos Aires and no one dances tango as passionately as the Argentineans do - that at least what the Argentineans themselves believe.
Tango is as Finnish as sauna and skiing - that is what the famous Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki and many of his fellow countrymen are convinced of. Two countries, two opinions, two musical traditions.
“Midsummer Night’s Tango” is a humorous, light-hearted road movie, accompanying three Argentinean tango musicians as they leave the milongas of Buenos Aires behind to discover tango in faraway Finland.