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 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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  • More screenings of Ella in Hawaii!!

    March 13th, 2013

    Added screenings of Ella after the Women of Wonders Film Festival.
    The film showed at UH West Oahu last Friday and we had the most amazing screening/house party with amazing women paddlers from Lanikai/ Kailua in gorgeous Waimanalo on International Women’s Day. Most amazing discussions after screenings.

    Come this Friday to the added screening of Ella at the University of Hawaii, Manoa organized by the Spanish Division!!

    Más proyecciones de Ella tras el Festival!
    Ella se proyectó en una fiesta de mujeres que montan en canoas en Lanikai – vaya noche inolvidable! La película además se ha exhibido en la Universidad de Hawaii del Oeste de Oahu y este viernes ven a asistiré a la última exhibición y coloquio que organizada el Departamento de Español de la Univesidad de Hawaii en Manoa!

    When/ Cuándo: Friday, March 15 / Viernes, 15 de marzo
    Time/ Hora: 3-4:30 pm
    Where/ Dónde: UH Manoa. Moore Hall 423

    Thank you Hawaii/ Gracias Hawaii/ Mahalo Hawaii!!

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