La Danza de los Mirlos – Cinema Galeries

La Danza de los Mirlos

Directed by Álvaro Luque

La Danza de los Mirlos

Directed by Álvaro Luque
  • ORIGINAL LANGUAGE ES
  • SUBTITLES FR
  • COUNTRY Pérou
  • 2022
  • Duration 84

Introducing

Álvaro Luque studied in Argentina at the Fundación Universidad del Cine (FUC). In Peru, he developed his career as a director. He created the production company Saturno together with his brother Alonso. His first short film, “LUX” (2014), received the Special Jury Prize at Curta Cinema in Rio de Janeiro and was selected in several international festivals. Her first feature documentary “La Danza de Los Mirlos” (2022), tells the story of the mythical Amazonian cumbia band.

Synopsis

Moyobamba, capital of the San Martin region in northern Peru. In the heat of the jungle, a group of young people gather at the home of the Rodríguez Grández family for an event that will change the history of Latin American music: the birth of Los Mirlos and Amazonian cumbia.

Introducing

Álvaro Luque studied in Argentina at the Fundación Universidad del Cine (FUC). In Peru, he developed his career as a director. He created the production company Saturno together with his brother Alonso. His first short film, “LUX” (2014), received the Special Jury Prize at Curta Cinema in Rio de Janeiro and was selected in several international festivals. Her first feature documentary “La Danza de Los Mirlos” (2022), tells the story of the mythical Amazonian cumbia band.

Synopsis

Moyobamba, capital of the San Martin region in northern Peru. In the heat of the jungle, a group of young people gather at the home of the Rodríguez Grández family for an event that will change the history of Latin American music: the birth of Los Mirlos and Amazonian cumbia.

Based on extensive audiovisual archive material – ranging from the first shows at local parties in the 1960s to the recent successful tours of Europe – La danza de Los Mirlos tells the story of one of the pioneering bands of the genre, but also traces the genealogy of tropical and popular music of an entire continent. Without ignoring the usual disputes between members, the eccentric adventures and the idolatry of an entire people, Alvaro Luque’s documentary becomes as inexhaustible as the melody of the international cumbia anthem that gives it its name.

This event is organized by ArtChance and the Embassy of Peru in Belgium.

About ArtChance

Cultural startup aiming to bring Latin American creativity to the heart of Belgium. Production in collaboration with the Embassy of Peru in Belgium.