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Saturday, September 29, 2007

En Tus Brazos (In Your Arms)


Have you seen this?!!

It's called En Tus Brazos (In Your Arms), and it is a touching short film: an amazing combination of animation and a realistically told, yet fanciful, tango love story. I'm dying to know more about the guys who did this. It's really first-rate.

I can't wait to hear what you think.

Here's the link again...

***Spoiler alert: Watch the movie first and then read the text below.


Here's the information I could find out about this movie:

Enjoy the beautiful French animation movie "En Tus Brazos" about how nothing can stop a tango dancing couple ... not even fate. It abounds with creativity, sentiment and argentine tango.

The greatest tango dancer of the 20's is stuck in a wheelchair after a tragic accident. Thanks to his wife, he recovers the use of his legs, the time of one imaginary dance, ending entreating passionately "Don't stop, hold me tight."

Directed by François-Xavier Goby, Edouard Jouret and Matthieu Landour. France 2005. Presented on festivals in San Diego (Siggraph 2007, Award of Excellence), Annecy (France), Argentina (Mar del Plata), Poland (ReAnimacja), Auch (France), Miami (Romance), Spain (Animac), California (San Diego), Monaco (Imagina), France (Valenciennes), Bristol, Séoul and Paris.


Here's an interview I found with the director,
François-Xavier Goby.


la nuit blanche September 30, 2007 at 12:08 PM  

yes! isn't it amazing?? the woman, while she's smoking by the window... and how the photographs were moving in the picture album... the dancefloor turning into a spinning record, and the beams of light in their eyes like in old holywood films... i love all of it.

thanks so much for posting the link to the interview!

miss tango in her eyes October 1, 2007 at 8:50 AM  

Thanks for posting! So wonderful!

paris parfait October 1, 2007 at 8:50 AM  

This is absolutely brilliant! Thanks so much for the link and the info.

studio wellspring October 1, 2007 at 12:22 PM  

lovely in every way ~ thank you very much.

tangobaby October 1, 2007 at 9:36 PM  

Yes, the dance floor turning into a record, that was amazing.

I sent Francois an email...let's see if he writes back! I can't believe this was his student project. What a talented guy.