La Danza de Los Mirlos

Álvaro Luque
Original Soundtrack (OST)
Duration: 84am min.
Country: Perú
Language: Español
Year: 2022
Free screening
Tuesday 8th, 19:00 hs., Teatro Colón (Sala Teatro Colón)
Wednesday 9th, 20:10 hs., Paseo Aldrey (Sala Aldrey 1)
Thursday 10th, 17:10 hs., Paseo Aldrey (Sala Aldrey 1)

Moyobamba, the capital of the San Martín region in northern Peru. In the heat of the jungle, a group of young people gather at the Rodríguez Grández's place for an event that will change Latin American music history—the birth of Los Mirlos and Amazonian cumbia. Through a large amount of archive footage –from the first shows at local parties in the 1960s to their recent and successful tours around Europe–, La danza de Los Mirlos chronicles the career of one of the genres pioneering bands but also traces a genealogy of the tropical and popular music of an entire continent. Without leaving out the usual disputes among its members, the eccentric adventures and the veneration of an entire people, the documentary by Álvaro Luque becomes as unquenchable as the melody of the international anthem of cumbia it takes its name from.

Álvaro Luque

Álvaro Luque

Álvaro Luque has stuied at the Universidad del Cine in Argentina and built a career in Peru as a film and advertising director. He created the production company Saturno alongside his brother Alonso. His short LUX (2014) won awards at many international festivals. La danza de Los Mirlos is his first documentary feature.

Data Sheet:

G: Jorge Ossio Seminario, Emanuel Giraldo Betancur
F: Pablo Polanco
E: Gino Moreno, Rodrigo Luque
DA: Yerko Zlatar
S: Erick Del Águila
M: Los Mirlos
P: Nicolás Carrasco, Melissa Cordero
I: Jorge Rodríguez Grández, Alfredo Villar, James Matos Tuesta


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