As with many art forms, the world of tango is rife with conflicts between the old guard and the new. Anchoring her subject in a historical and political context, Francine Pelletier draws a parallel between the aficionados of traditional tango and the proponents of new tango. This new style was created by a generation that emerged from the 2001 Argentine financial crisis and reclaimed music that had become nothing more than a cliché for lazy tourists. Pelletier avoids taking sides, tenderly capturing an aging dancer for whom the evolution of tango ended with Piazzolla and then training an unforgiving eye on the soulless Buenos Aires clubs that serve as the country’s equivalent of the Moulin Rouge or of Seville’s many flamenco tourist traps. At the heart of the film are the young Argentines who’ve dusted off this music and restored the glory it lost after two dictatorships and the crushing influence of American culture. From the smoke-filled bars of Buenos Aires to the main stage at the Montreal Jazz Fest, this bold and powerful 21st-century tango is winning new audiences the world over.