Claudio is a farmer. His wife Ivana is a dressmaker and they are avid tango dancers. They have a big dream: to dance the tango together in Buenos Aires.

Claudio has Parkinson’s, an incurable degenerative disease. His condition was diagnosed 20 years ago. Doctors told him that he would be in a wheelchair within two years. However, not only is Claudio still on his feet and able to work, but he’s also still dancing. Today he is devoted to fostering and supporting research on the benefits of tango for Parkinson’s patients.

Claudio and Ivana’s story inspired the renowned Latvian composer Arturs Maskats to write a new tango composition with world-famous accordionist Ksenija Sidorova. But just as their dream of dancing in Buenos Aires is about to come true, Claudio is hospitalized... 

I have known Claudio since I was a child, Over the last five years, I have been a constant presence in his life with Ivana. They have welcomed me, giving me full access to their everyday lives, their thoughts, their fears and their hopes. I have followed them as they go about their work, during medical checks and at the hospital, and, of course, when they dance. I recount the emotions, fears and dreams of two people who fight and dance for their lives.

The changing seasons – seen through their work in the fields - mark the passage of time. This symbolises the changing seasons of life itself, shifting from realisation to resistance, from apprehension to acceptance. The nightmare of Parkinson’s and the dream of Argentina intertwine and intersect in a crescendo of fear and hope, accompanied by the music that Arturs Maskats is composing for them.

Erica Liffredo, Krista Burāne
Erica Liffredo, Krista Burāne
Director of photography
Paolo Ferrari, Valdis Celmiņš
Film Editor
Ilaria De Laurentiis
Giovanni Corona, Arvīds Ceļmalis, Anrijs Ceļmalis
Altri credits

Serena Podano (Responsabile di produzione); Silavia D'Esposito (Coordinamento Post-produzione); Eleonora Orlandi (Consulente allo sviluppo); Andrea Fantino (Location manager); Massimiliano Nicotra (Attrezzista)

Cast and characters

Claudio Rabbia, Ivana Revelli, Arturs Maskats, Dott. Giovanni Albani, Prof. Alessandro Mauro, Monica Gallarate, Giorgio Proserpio, con la partecipazione straordinaria di Ksenija Sidorova

Production Director
Luca Sanso
Executive production
Maria Teresa Tringali, Arianna Sacchinelli
Raffaele Brunetti
Uldis Cekulis
B&B Film, VFS Films, Rai Cinema
con il sostegno di Film Commission Torino Piemonte - Piemonte Doc Film Fund - sviluppo dicembre 2016, produzione giugno 2019. Con il supporto di MIC, con il sostegno di MEDIA, National Film Centre of Latvia, Regione Lazio.
Assistente al montaggio
Andrea Montesano
Festival - markets - events

Finalista al Premio Solinas "Storie per il documentario" 2016; selezione ufficiale a IDS Pitching Forum 2018; Sibersalz Pitching Forum 2019; Baltic Sea Forum 2019

Raffaele Brunetti, B&B Film
Last update: 02 February 2024