Talcual Films

El Abrazo in production

El Abrazo (The Embrace) follows the lives of Leo Sardella and Walter Pérez, whose entangled love story unfolds through the art of tango. Their journey takes us from the capital cities of tango--New York City, Buenos Aires and Berlin--to explore how this passionate dance has become a tool for personal transformation and social change. To received updates about El Abrazo's production join our mailing list.

A Project of the Production Assistance Program at Women Make Movies

Homecoming in production

Homecoming tells the intergenerational story of two women who bond as they cross the Pacific to return to the remote island where they grew up. The coral atoll Pukapuka has little contact with outsiders or tourists, and the native community follows a Polynesian way of life lost on most of the South Pacific islands. 81-year old Johnny Frisbie and 36-year old Amelia Borofsky have deep roots in Pukapuka and still speak the Pukapukan language. Although each is called to return for very personal reasons, both share the writer’s vocation and a deep love for the atoll. The quest of each character—to reconcile dual identities and different worlds—binds them together and provides the dramatic arc of the film. Shot in a hybrid cinema vérité style with informal interviews, memorabilia and rare vintage footage, Homecoming captures the vibrant Pukapukan community on the threshold of change, offering a poetic meditation on memory, loss and the abiding power of our deepest attachments to place and loved ones.

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A Project of the Production Assistance Program at Women Make Movies


  • Ella Screens in LA! Ella se estrena en LA!

    June 9th, 2014

    Wonderful news…
    Ella screens at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles!
    If you have not seen the film in the big screen this is a unique opportunity!
    Gemma will be there for Q&A. Celeste, Eva and Maripaz there in spirit through their amazing work! Thank you!
    Free event – reserve your ticket…Tell your LA friends!

    Ella se proyecta en los Angeles en la Escuela de Cine de la Universidad del Sur de California. Si todavía no has podido verla en la gran pantalla este es una gran sala!
    Gemma estará allí para el coloquio. Celeste, Eva, Maripaz y todo el equipo presente en su maravilloso trabajo! Gracias!
    Entrada gratuíta – reserva tu asiento, avisa a tus amigos en LA!

    For all details and to reserve your sit click here. Picha aquí para más detalles!

    Where/ Dónde:
    USC School of Cinematic Arts
    The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
    900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

    When/ Cuándo? Thursday, June 26th / Jueves, 26 de Junio 2014
    Time/ Hora: 7pm
    Free/ Entrada Gratis

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  • Ella returns to NYC!!

    March 24th, 2013

    Ella Es El Matador will screen in NYC at the Pradga’s Festival For Spanish Cinema “Spain For Export.” If you haven’t seen the film yet come this is a great opportunity! Gemma will attend event and be part of the Q&A!

    Ella Es El Matador vuelve a Nueva York programada en el Festival de Cine Español que organizada Pradga – Bringing Spanish Film to The World. Una gran oportunidad de ver la película en una sala y conocer/hablar con Gemma tras la proyección.

    Click to view films/ Pincha para ver programación

    Where/ Dónde:
    King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center
    53 Washington Square South
    New York, NY 10012
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    When/ Cuándo? Saturday April 6th/ Sábado 6 de abril
    Time/ Hora: 7pm
    Free/ Entrada Gratis

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  • Thank you University of Hawaii!!

    March 14th, 2013

    Thank you University of Hawaii at West Oahu and Manoa for inviting me to screen Ella and talk about Women, Film and Social Change. And most grateful to the Spanish Division at UH Manoa – specially Lucía Aranda and Aránzazu Ascunce for the successful screening of Ella on campus and the presence of such amazing audience!!

    Gracias a la Universidad de Hawaii por invitarme a participar en un panel sobre Cine, Mujeres y Cambio Social y por proyectar Ella en el campus de West Oahu. Y mi gratitud al Departamento de Español en especial a Lucía Aranda y Aránzazu Ascunce de la Universidad de Hawaii Manoa por proyectar la película un viernes con tanto éxito y poder de convocatoria!!!

    Mahalo/ Gracias/ Thank you!!!!

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