Germany/Argentina/Finland | 2013 | 82min | Blu-ray | COLOR | Documentary
Midsummer Night Tango is a humorous, light-hearted road movie, accompanying 3 Argentinean tango musicians as they leave Milonga of Buenos Aires behind to discover tango in faraway Finland. Traveling through the scenic landscape, they encounter great Finnish tango singers and composers. They stumble across open-air dance halls in the deep forest, where people dance through the midsummer nights to the sound of the melancholic Finnish tango. This film is a humorous documentary, capturing many comic and charming moments when musicians from two different worlds come together – to discover that they all share the same love for tango music, no matter how different it might sound.
Born in 1969 in Lower Saxony, Germany, Viviane Blumenschein is an award-winning screenwriter and director. She studied Culture and Media at Leuphana University of Lüneburg. With her film debut Dance for All(2007), she won several awards. She has a fine expertise in music documentaries. Now she lives and works in Berlin, Germany.