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This is an expertly deejayed party without name-tags (until the credits), which on some level may be an appropriate manifestation of a shared, passed-down music that defines something collective about a people.
"Argentina" provides a fine introduction to that country's traditional music and dance for those already familiar with it. The contradiction in that statement is why this pretty film is also a frustrating one.
Minor but highly watchable ...
Carlos Saura's Argentina is really a concert film, unique in that the only spectator is the camera.
Though the dancers dance beautifully, the singers sing melodically and the musicians play soulfully, it is all without meaning, like one seamless but context-free concert on a bare stage.
The vignettes are connected, though -- visually through Saura's habit of enlarging and distorting imagery, and spiritually through his unabashed love of his subject.
Saura proves once again, he is the best in the business capturing dance on film. In this case he has the added advantage of two wildly cinematic show-stopping numbers.
There's music and dance galore, but the Argentinian cognoscenti will best appreciate this doc, while others may be less diverted.
Carlos Saura's direction feels less like the work of a masterclass DJ of a specific musical culture than that of a great artist dutifully hopping from one former hit to the next.
What's refreshing is that this doc about Argentina's rich folklore avoids cliché by covering every dance and song BUT the tango.
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