After the death of her mother, 12 year-old Emily would rather be left alone. When her father enlists Emily’s Argentinian grandfather, Alberto, to watch over her, Emily is not shy about her displeasure with the arrangement, or her contempt for the man who “doesn’t even speak English.” A journey through her Los Angeles neighborhood with her grandfather, however, proves to be a delight, as Emily witnesses the foreign world of cigars, civility, conversation, Tango music and dance. Later on that night, in the warm glow of the kitchen, Alberto understands what Emily cannot express in words, and Alberto offers his granddaughter her first tango lesson on the kitchen linoleum. Emily and Alberto dance a simple tango, and discover a language they can share.
Awards:Palm Springs International Shortfest 2009 Best of Fest Select
Nantucket Film Festival 2009 Winner Audience Award
BRITT FLATMO First Glance Film Festival Philadelphia 2009 Winner Best Breakthrough
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2009 Winner Best Film or Video by an Emerging Director
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