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


  • Gemma Joins Panel at Kapi’olani Language Culture & Cinema Institute!

    March 16th, 2015

    Gemma will participate in panel discussion on Asian & Pacific Films and shares her experiences on Documentaries, Storytelling and Social Change. The same afternoon Ella Es El Matador (She Is The Matador) screens in the Kapi’olani Community College’s classroom. Honored to bring film to such a great community college.
    Check Free Event Flyer. Everyone Invited!

    Gemma compartirá sus experiencias en Cine Documental y Cambio Social en el Centro de Lenguaje Cultural y Cine del Kapi’olani Community College, dentro del panel Cine de Asia y el Pacífico. Esa misma tarde también se proyectará Ella Es El Matador en las aulas de esa misma universidad.

    Panel- Discussion #2 Asian and Pacific Films
    When/ Cuándo? Thursday, March 19th / Jueves, 19 de Marzo 2014
    Time: 10:45 to 12pm
    Where/ Dónde:
    Kapi’olani Community College
    Ohi’a Auditorium
    4303 Diamond Head Road
    Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96816

    Film Screening After- Where/ Dónde?:
    Kapi’olani Community College
    Manono Building Room 110
    4303 Diamond Head Road
    Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96816

    When/ Cuándo? Thursday, March 19th / Jueves, 19 de Marzo 2014
    Time/ Hora: 1:45 to 3pm
    Free/ Entrada Gratis

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  • Fun Screening of Ella in LA at USC School of Cinematic Arts!

    June 27th, 2014

    Gemma answering questions after USC School of Cinematic Arts Screeening.
    What a treat to be back and screen Ella in such fabulous theater and company!
    Thank you USC SCA. Mil gracias to Cassie Riger for the pictures!


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  • 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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