16, Rue Descartes (1)Documentary · 1 January 0001
After getting married, José and Jacqueline Pons settled down in the Latin Quarter of Paris. Thanks to Jose charisma and the camaraderie of Jacqueline their house in "16, Rue Descartes" quickly became a must-visit place for many important Argentinian and French artists. That's how José Pons built a deep friendship with Astor Piazzolla, the most important Argentinian Tango artist with Carlos Gardel. Songs and stories were common currency in meetings that used to last until early in the morning, in which José as an amateur artist used to take photographs and records. This footage, that includes personal letters, collected and treasured by José Pons, is coming to light for the first time after four decades , to tell an unique story: The one of two friends that changed Tango's history forever. "You have to begin to lose your memory, if only in bits and pieces, to realize that memory is what makes our lives... Our memory is our coherence, our reason, our feeling, even our action. Without it, we are nothing..." Luis Buñuel.
- Written by
Vila, Rodrigo H.