UK Premiere/ Empieza el baile + Q&A

Directed by Marina Seresesky

This wild ride of a road movie is a bittersweet comedy that muses on life, death and love. 40 years since he took the tango world by storm, Carlos is called away from his new family home in Spain back to his native Argentina. Three septuagenarians, bound together by a passion for tango, embark on an exciting adventure from Madrid to the foothills of the Andes, via Buenos Aires; exploring epic landscapes and tender emotions, but never abandoning absurd humour, ruthless irony and an unbridled passion for dancing. After the success of La Puerta abierta during ¡Viva! 2017, we’re delighted to welcome Marina Seresesky back to Manchester with a film that brims with comedy, nostalgia and tango.  

Event/ The screening on Sun 7 Apr will be followed by a Q&A with writer-director Marina Seresesky and producer Álvaro Lavín. 


Before the screening on Thu 25 Apr there will be a free tango performance in the ground floor bar, 19:30-20:30.

Everyone is welcome to enjoy the spectacle and audience participation is encouraged! With thanks to staff from the Instituto Cervantes in Manchester.


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99 minutes

Translated title:
Let the Dance Begin


Full English

Country of origin:
Argentina and Spain

Year of production:

This screening has no adverts or trailers and starts at the advertised time

This film is excluded from the HOME Film Pass.

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