The Tango Lesson
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Maverick filmmaker Sally Potter, who won acclaim in 1993 with the gender-bending, history-warping Orlando, returns to her dancing roots with The Tango Lesson. Potter wrote, directed, and starred in the film, also assembling the soundtrack, dancing, and even singing the film's final song. Potter was trained as a dancer in London in the 1970s before turning to film. Here, she plays Sally, a character who is essentially herself. Sally is a screenwriter suffering from writer's block and dissatisfaction with her own project, a murder mystery movie called Rage which focuses on the fashion… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

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"Continues Sally Potter's exploration of the sexual politics involved in creative expression."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Most of the film had Potter and Veron dancing and that had me jumping with joy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Even though it's self-conscious of its own sentimentality, it's surprisingly infectious."
‑ Peter Henne, Film Journal International
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