Salgán & Salgán: A Father-Son Tango

A film by Caroline Neal

This film was screened as a part of the 2015 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF18)


Argentina, Music Documentary/Biography, 2014
83 min, HDV, Color/Black & White
Spanish with English subtitles

A father-son story about love and tango, SALGAN & SALGAN is an intimate peek into the lives of two very private men: the legendary tango pianist Horacio Salgan (98) and the son he barely knows, Cesar, who is also a pianist but always in his father’s shadow. After an 18-year estrangement, the two are suddenly forced to live together in a one-bedroom apartment, at the crucial moment when Horacio resists retirement from the stage, and Cesar must find the courage to take his place.

Regional Premiere

About the director

- DirectorBorn in the United States, Caroline Neal studied at Harvard and then at NYU in the Graduate Film Program, where she won the Martin Scorsese Post-Production Award. She moved to Argentina 14 years ago to make her award-winning documentary, SI SOS BRUJO: A TANGO STORY. SALGÁN & SALGÁN: A FATHER-SON TANGO is her second feature documentary. She lives in Buenos Aires.



Producer: Vanessa Ragone
Production Companies: Zona Audiovisual
Screenwriter: Alberto Muñoz, Caroline Neal
Cinematographer: Caroline Neal
Editor: Caroline Neal
Sound Design: Vicente D’Elia
Music: Horacio Salgán, César Salgán, El Quinteto Real, La Gran Orquesta TangoVia Buenos Aires directed by César Salgán
Cast: Horacio Salgán, César Salgán

Print Source: Zona Audiovisual,