Vision Films has secured the worldwide rights to "Tango Shalom", the awaited Joel Zwick comedy dance film with Golden Globe Nominee Lainie Kazan together again with Oscar nominated Renée Taylor. The movie will be released theatrically in August and on VOD and DVD in October of 2021.
Sweeping up awards at top film festivals worldwide, "Tango Shalom" is directed by Gabriel Bologna and produced by Jos and Claudio Laniado of Convivencia Forever Films. Co-written by Jos Laniado and Emmy and Academy Award-nominated Joseph Bologna ("My Favorite Year"), produced by Joel Zwick ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding"), Robert Meyer Burnett ("Agent Cody Banks franchise"), Zizi Bologna, and Jordi Caballero.
The Laniado Brothers, who collaborated with Joe on the script, are Egyptian Jewish Refugees who fled with their family to Argentina where they discovered Tango. Besides being a family affair, both on and off screen, "Tango Shalom" is being touted as the first film in history that was a joint collaboration with The Vatican, a Hasidic Synagogue, a Mosque, and a Sikh Temple, promoting a very timely, and timeless, message of peace, tolerance, and love in these fraught times.
When a female Tango dancer asks a rabbi to enter a dance competition, there’s one big problem—due to his Orthodox beliefs, he’s not allowed to touch her! Desperately in need of splitting the prize money to save his Hebrew school from bankruptcy, they develop a plan to enter the competition without sacrificing his faith. The bonds of family and community are tested one dazzling dance step at a time in this lighthearted fable.