Through a special arrangement with Cinema Argentina, the 1929 silent film La Quena de la Muerte was re-energized with a new score by renowned Argentine tango musician Hernán Reinaudo and performed live in the Browning Cinema on October 10, 2019.
To listen to this score with the film, hit play on the audio file while you watch the 98-minute version of the film on silent.
La Quena de la Muerta follows a woman and her lover who escape to the mountains in order to recover from the excesses of life in the city. But peace doesn’t last long when the relationship bridges out. A melodrama filled with jealousy and betrayal, the film includes groundbreaking cultural elements involving indigenous characters.
As in his previous Mi Alazán Tostao, director Nelo Cosimi enriches the action and depiction of characters by employing imaginative resources in the film, which was one of the three films that Cosimi and his team shot simultaneously in various locations of Córdoba during a period of four months.
Hernán Reinaudo is one of the most outstanding guitar players of the new generation of tango musicians who have emerged over the last decades in Argentina. His album Neocriollo won the first prize of the National Endowment for the Arts in Argentina in the Music category in 2017. Find more about his work and presentations in the U.S. and Argentina on his Facebook and YouTube channel.