Los tonos mayores

The Major Tones | Tonspuren
Fourteen-year-old Ana lives in Buenos Aires with her dad Javier, an artist and teacher. Following an accident, she has a metal plate in her arm. During the winter holidays, Ana suddenly starts to feel mysterious pulses in the plate. Without mentioning anything about it to Javier, she works with her friend Lepa to compose a melody, “The Heartbeat Song”, inspired by the rhythmic signals. One night, an argument with Lepa leads Ana to wander the city alone. A chance encounter with a young soldier reveals the true nature of the pulses: they are words in Morse code. After realising that her arm is an antenna to an unknown mystery, Ana becomes determined to decode the words. As she delves into the labyrinth of secret messages, she distances herself from her friend and her dad. The previously harmonious winter holiday is transformed by Ana’s obsession as she wonders if the coded words are addressed specifically to her. A fantastic tale about music, secret messages and winter days.
by Ingrid Pokropek
with Sofía Clausen, Pablo Seijo, Lina Ziccarello, Mercedes Halfon, Santiago Ferreira
Argentina / Spain 2023 Spanish, Subtitles: English 101' Colour International premiere | Debut film | recommendation: 10 years and up

With

  • Sofía Clausen (Ana)
  • Pablo Seijo (Javier)
  • Lina Ziccarello (Lepa)
  • Mercedes Halfon (Mariana)
  • Santiago Ferreira (Pablo)
  • Walter Jakob (Alfonso)

Crew

DirectorIngrid Pokropek
ScreenplayIngrid Pokropek
CinematographyAna Roy
EditingMiguel de Zuviría
MusicGabriel Chwojnik
Sound DesignJavier Fernández Jensen, Gabriel Real
SoundJavier Fernández Jensen, Gabriel Real
Production DesignSantino Mondini
CostumesSofía Davies
Make-UpSofía Davies
CastingCamila Peralta, Emilia Herbst
ProducersIván Moscovich, Juan Segundo Alamos, Ingrid Pokropek, Magdalena Schavelzon, Pablo Piedras, Miguel Molina, Adán Aliaga
Executive ProducersJuan Segundo Álamos, Iván Moscovich

Produced by

Gong Cine

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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36 Caballos

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Jaibo Films

Alicante, Spain

World Sales

Bendita Film Sales

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Ingrid Pokropek

The director, screenwriter, producer and teacher was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1994. She has made several short films including Electric Boy and Shendy Wu: A Diary. She has produced the films Trenque Lauquen (2022, directed by Laura Citrella), Clementina (2022, directed by Agustín Mendilaharzu and Constanza Feldman) and La Edad Media (2022, directed by Luciana Acuña and Alejo Moguillansky). Los tonos mayores is her debut feature film as a director.

Filmography

2014 Recalculando (Recalculating) 2017 Es un ficción de arena (It’s Sand Fiction) · Si fuera una serpiente (If It Was a Snake) 2019 Shendy Wu: un diario (Shendy Wu: A Diary) 2021 Chico Eléctrico (Electric Boy) 2023 Los tonos mayores (The Major Tones)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024

Dates

Sat Feb 17 10:00

HKW 1 - Miriam Makeba Auditorium

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Sun Feb 18 10:00

Zoo Palast 2

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Mon Feb 19 10:00

HKW 1 - Miriam Makeba Auditorium

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Wed Feb 21 12:30

Filmtheater am Friedrichshain

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Sun Feb 25 09:30

Filmtheater am Friedrichshain

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