Midsummer Night’s Tango

Finns have a quirky sense of humour – and are a bit shy. But: Tango is THE folk music of the Finns. The documentary discovers the Finnish tango from the viewpoint of the singer Chino Laborde, the guitarist Diego “DIPI” Kvitko and the bandoneonist Pablo Greco. The three Argentine musicians travel to Finland to find out whether Aki Kaurismäki is telling the truth when he asserts that tango music was invented in Finland.

News

  • 11/2014 - MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S TANGO in Japanese Cinemas

    This month Midsummer Night’s Tango starts in japanese Cinemas. Adventurous, funny and colorful like the movie itself is the japanese [...]

    This month Midsummer Night's Tango starts in japanese Cinemas. Adventurous, funny and colorful like the movie itself is the japanese Homepage.                                                                                                                                   For all adventurer and those, who want to improve their japanese skills, here you go: www.whitenights-tango.com


  • 11/2014 - MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S TANGO tours Brazil in "Panorama Alemão"

    With „Panorama Alemão“ German Films brings selected German productions to Brazil – including Viviane Blumenschein’s MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S TANGO! Between 24 [...]

    With „Panorama Alemão“ German Films brings selected German productions to Brazil - including Viviane Blumenschein's MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S TANGO! Between 24 October and 19 November a total of 15 feature films and a short film reel are presented to the Brazilian audience in four cities. MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S TANGO already ran successfully as the opening film at the festival Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife and also will be shown in Salvador (Panorama Internacional de Cinema Coisa ) and in São Paulo!

    For further information:
    http://www.panorama-alemao.com.br
    https://www.facebook.com/PanoramaAlemao


  • 10/2014 - MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S TANGO at WOMEX

    Our production “Midsummer Night’s Tango” will be shown at this year’s World Music Expo (WOMEX). The screening will take place [...]

    Our production "Midsummer Night's Tango" will be shown at this year's World Music Expo (WOMEX). The screening will take place during the renowned IMZ World Music Screenings which feature 12 films from 17 different countries. "Midsummer Night's Tango" can be seen on October 23rd at 6 pm at Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea in Santiago de Compostela, WOMEX 2014's venue.

    Midsummer Night's Tango at WOMEX
    IMZ World Music Film Screenings



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  • Midsummer Night’s Tango

    Tango was born in Buenos Aires and no one dances tango as passionately as the Argentineans do – that is 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.

    Singer Chino Laborde, guitarist Diego “DIPI” Kvitko and bandoneonist Pablo Greco are the stereotypical Argentinean tango musicians. They are noisy, passionate and one hundred percent convinced that their music is the only true tango. Travelling through Finland, they dive into a completely new world. Long strips of forests, hundreds of lakes, bright summer nights and, above all, slightly shy and quiet people who play this foreign music called Finnish tango.

    Travelling through the scenic landscape, they encounter great Finnish tango singers and composers such as Reijo Taipale, Sanna Pietiainen and M. A. Numminen. They stumble across open-air dance halls in the deep forest, where people dance through the long midsummer nights to the sound of the melancholic Finnish tango.

    Director Viviane Blumemschein created a delicate music documentary, using big, beautifully shot images to capture a longing every tango song sings about. The film is filled with great tango music and the masterpieces of Finnish tango, like “Satumaa (Wonderland)“.

    “Midsummer Night’s Tango” is a music-laden, humorous cinema documentary, capturing the many comic and charming moments when musicians from two worlds come together – to discover that they all share the same love for tango music, however different it might sound.

    Script/Director: Viviane Blumenschein
    With Walter „Chino“ Laborde, Diego „Dipi“ Kvitko, Pablo Greco

    Assistant Director : Lisa Häfner, Ella Ruohonen
    Director of Photography: Björn Knechtel
    Assistant DoP 1st Unit: Diego Mendizabal
    Assistant DoP 2nd Unit: Bruno Carbonetti
    Editing: Oliver Weiss
    Sound: Risto Hankala, Manuel de Andrés
    Assistant Sound : Valtteri Rajamäki
    Sound Postproduction: Guido Berenblum, Manuel de Andrés
    Music: Diego Kvitko
    Producer: Georg Tschurtschenthaler
    Associate Producer: Anahita Nazemi, Sarah Maret
    Line Producer Germany: Kathrin Isberner
    Line Producer Finland: Venla Hellstedt
    Line Producer Argentina: Gema Juárez Allen
    Production Manager: Mayra Bottero, Fito Pochat, Marianne Mäkelä
    Production Assistant: Nick Pastucha, Judith Fächner
    Technical Supervisor: Philipp Weigold
    Production Administrator: Sandra Zentgraf
    Executive Producer: Christian Beetz
    Co-Producer: Gema Juarez Allen, Gema Films (Argentinien),
    Pertti Veijalainen, ILLUME Ltd. (Finnland)
    Commissioning Editor ZDF/3SAT: Sonja Schneider

    Music:
    "La Cumparsita / Tropiikin Yö" - Gerardo Matos Rodriguez
    "Nueve de Julio" - José Luis Padula / Lito Bayardo
    "Buenos Aires mi querido" - Carlos Gardel / Le Pera
    "Union Civica" - Domingo Santa Cruz
    "Sus Ojos se cerraron" - Carlos Gardel / Le Pera
    "Don Juan" - Florindo Sassone
    "Guitarra dimelo tu" - Atahualpa Yupanqui
    "Satumaa" - Unto Mononen
    "Die Welt ist wie Seide nur" - M.A. Numminen
    "Onnenpaivät" - Kari Linquist
    "Canción de Buenos Aires" - Orestes Cúfaro / Azucena Maizani / Romero
    "Unikuva" - Tapio Lahtinen
    "Liljankukka" - Toivo Kärki
    "Cambalache" - Disceepolo / Enrique Santos
    "Lltatähti" - Kari Linquist
    "Tulisuudelma / El Chocklo" - A.Villoldo
    "Hiljainen Kylätie" - Metro Tytöt
    "Volver" - Carlos Gardel
    "Tähdet meren Yllä" - Unto Mononen
    "Kevät" - Risto Ollila
    "Azucena Alcoba" - Yuri Venturi / Roberto "Palo" Pandolfo
    "Nido gaucho" - Marco / Hector / Carlos di Sarli

    Koproduktion

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    Kooperation

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    Förderer

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      Rio 2 - DOK.fest München
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      Rio 2 - DOK.fest München - Munich, Germany
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      Musikfilmtage - Oberaudorf
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      Strandbad Open-Air - Fünf Seen Film Festival - Starnberg
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      Schlossberghalle - Fünf Seen Film Festival - Starnberg
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      Breitwand - Fünf Seen Film Festival - Seefeld
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      Espoo Kulturzentrum - Louhisali, Finland
      20 August 2013 at 7:15 pm

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      Spazio Oberdan, Milano Film Festival - Milan, Italy
      06 September 2013 at 9:00 pm

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      Teatro Strehler, Milano Film Festival - Milan, Italy
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      Teatro Studio, Milano Film Festival - Milan, Italiy
      12 September 2013 at 9:00 pm

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      Raindance Film Festival - London, UK
      02 October 2013 at 6:00 pm

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      Nordic Film Days - Lübeck, Germany
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      Nordic Film Days - Lübeck
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      Nordic Film Days - Lübeck
      30 October 2013 – 03 November 2013

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      Nordic Film Days - Lübeck, Germany
      03 November 2013 at 8:15 pm

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      Ja Ja Ja Festival - London, UK
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      Rock Film Festival "Rokumentti" - Joensuu, Finland
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      Schouwburg Kleine Zaal, Film Festival Rotterdam - Rotterdam, Niederlande
      28 January 2014 at 8:30 pm

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      Internationales Filmwochenende Kino Central 2 - Würzburg
      31 January 2014 at 4:00 pm

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      Internationales Filmwochenende Kino Central 1 - Würzburg
      01 February 2014 at 11:00 am

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      Avant Premiere / Music + Media Market Berlin - Berlin
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      sneak preview, Cinema - Münster
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      12 March 2014 at 8:30 pm

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      International Film Festival Guadalajara, Hilton Auditorium - Mexico
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      International Film Festival Guadalajara, Cinépolis CM 4 - Mexico
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      Minneapolis International Film Festival - USA
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      Festival Internacional De Cine - Panama
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      Minneapolis International Film Festival - USA
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      Millenium International Documentary Film Festival - Brüssel (tbc)
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      Milano Film Festival - Milano
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      Gdansk Docfilm Festival - Neptun - Gdansk
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      Budapest International Documentary Festival - Latabár - Budapest
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      Ars Independent Festival - Poland
      27 September 2014 at 10:00 pm

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      ARD Kino im ARD Forum - Frankfurter Buchmesse
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      Filmfest Eberswalde - Eberswalde
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      World Music Expo (WOMEX) - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela
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