"TANGO OF LONGING" AWARDED IN SPAIN
The 21st edition of the Soria International Film Festival has just ended. One of the awards at the Spanish festival went to the film by Marta Szymańska.
The organisers of Soria International Film Festival (Certamen Internacional de Cortos de Soria) believe in the power of short films and it is this type of productions to which the entire festival is dedicated. The films no longer than 30 minutes are invited to the festival.
This year, two Polish films were accepted to the animated film competition. In addition to the animated film by Marta Szymańska, awarded the Avalon Award "El Silencio bien cortao," "Colaholic" by Marcin Podolec also competed for the statuettes.
The award-winning "Tango of Longing" is a painterly story about the extraordinary nature of tango - a dance which is mainly associated with desire and passion. However, tango is "a sad thought danced," it is an incessant longing and searching for satisfaction and relief – both subtly and desperately. In the film, the protagonists - dancers tell us about their longings, desires and relationships with other people through dance. Even though what they desire seems to be for the taking - it keeps on escaping them, it is elusive, absent. The search for relief and satisfaction may never end.
You can find more information about the festival here.