Corsini interpreta a Blomberg y Maciel

Mariano Llinás

P&I Selection 2022

  • 100'
  • Argentina
  • 2021

Mariano Llinás’s 868-minute La flor was one of the highlights of IFFR 2019; now, the Argentinian director is back with a film about Italian-Argentine singer Ignacio Corsini. “The greatest singer of tangos and Argentine classics”, says Llinás, who, like in La flor, regularly appears in front of the camera himself. On 9 July – Argentina’s Independence Day – Llinás sets off in Buenos Aires with his regular cameraman Agustín Mendilaharzu to re-record ‘Corsini interpreta a Blomberg y Maciel’, an album made in 1929 by lyricist Hector Pedro Blomberg and composer Enrique Maciel, as an ode to Juan Manuel de Rosas, leader of the Argentine Confederation.

Llinás visits the places that feature in the songs and goes in search of the stories behind the album. Resulting in great entertainment, with songs such as ‘La pulpera de Santa Lucia’ including lyrics like ‘she was blonde, her blue eyes reflected the glory of the day, and she sang like a lark’.

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Available on Festival Scope Pro from 26 January 9:00 CET to 14 February 9:00 CET



Director
Mariano Llinás
Country of production
Argentina
Year
2021
Festival Edition
P&I Selection 2022
Length
100'
Medium
DCP
International title
Corsini Sings Blomberg & Maciel
Language
Spanish
Producer
Laura Citarella
Production Company
El Pampero Cine
Sales
El Pampero Cine
Screenplay
Mariano Llinás, Agustín Mendilaharzu, Pablo Dacal
Cinematography
Agustín Mendilaharzu, Ignacio Masllorens
Editor
Ignacio Codino
Sound Design
Federico Esquerro
Music
Pablo Dacal
Cast
Pablo Dacal, Gustavo Semmartin, Julio Sleiman, Muhammad Habbibi Guerra