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La Milonga: romance and tango at Miami Short Film Festival


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November 16, 2008/9.32


Wandering Films and Minx Films’ short film, La Milonga, has been chosen as an official selection of the Miami Short Film Festival. The festival will take place November 17–23. La Milonga will screen on November 20 at 7 p.m. at the Tower Theater.
   Now in its seventh year, the Miami Short Film Festival was created to highlight the best short films from around the world. Since its inception, the festival has screened over 600 films from 23 countries. Tickets can be purchased at www.miamishortfilmfestival.com.
   The film is set in 1920s Buenos Aires and was inspired by the era of Carlos Gardel and the rise of tango. La Milonga tells the story of a young virtuous woman who wanders into a Milonga dance hall, and meets a famous Milonguero. When he asks her to dance she must decide if she is ready to enter his world, one where he is experienced on the dance floor as well as with the ladies. In this stylized and romantic tango film, the two dancers discover a part of themselves previously unknown.
   Our friend Angie Ruiz stars and executive-produces. Christian Monzon also stars. La Milonga has been written and directed by Francesca Di Amico.


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