OUR LAST TANGO (Cert 12A; 84mins)
This absorbing documentary tells the story of Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes, two of the greatest exponents of the tango. Long after their love died and their marriage ended, the pair continued to perform together.
The film reunites them for one last dance, charting the backstage friction of their past and offering recreations of their fi nest performances.
It is a maudlin affair but the beauty and precision of the tango remains spellbinding.
On Body And Soul HHH (Cert 18; 116mins)
Two lonely souls edge towards an emotional connection in On Body And Soul, a melancholy Hungarian drama that won the top prize at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. Endre (Géza Morcsányi) is the financial director of an abattoir.
New quality inspector Maria (Alexandra Borbély) alienates everyone with her icy, robotic manner.
She hates being called by her first name and bridles at human contact. But Endre is smitten. He is too shy to bridge the yawning gap between them.
Then the annual work psychiatric investigation reveals they share exactly the same dream of a stag and doe wandering through a wintry, snow-covered forest.
It is a sign that encourages the possibility of a relationship as Maria learns to be human and Endre tries to follow his heart’s desire. An offbeat romance that also contains some graphic scenes of animal slaughter.
Published at Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:01:00 +0000