THE TANGO LESSON is about a female filmmaker who discovers – and falls in-love with – the tango. In between bouts of writing a screenplay for Hollywood – with which she finds herself increasingly dissatisfied – she places herself under the tutelage of Pablo, an Argentinean tango dancer living in Paris. As the lessons proceed they strike a bargain – if he will make her a tango dancer, she will make him a movie star. He accomplishes his side of the bargain when they perform in a show, but her attempt to make a film with Pablo in Buenos Aires exposes the complexities at the heart of the story – how do you follow when your instinct is to lead?
Written & Directed by Sally Potter
Produced by Christopher Sheppard