Director: Mercedes Arias, Delfina Vidal / Panama / Colombia 2022
Category: Art/Culture/Music, Ballet, Romance, Biopic, Politics, History
Production: Mercedes Arias, Delfina Vidal: Betesda Films, Panama; Luis Pacheco: Jaguar Films, Colombia
Language: Spanish, English
Subtitles: English / Spanish
Length: 92 minutes
”Tito, Margot & Me” is focusing on the love story between the British ballerina Margot Fonteyn and her husband, the charismatic Panamanian diplomat Tito Arias.
A photograph that captures a look of complicity between her jet-setter’s aunt and uncle detonates in a filmmaker’s niece of the couple, the need to know more about the love story between the British ballerina Margot Fonteyn and her husband, the charismatic Panamanian diplomat Tito Arias. A quest that starts at their burial site in a crypt in the basement of a Panamanian church, to New York and Cambridge, where the first sparks of puppy love arose when they were teenagers. She was an unknown dancer, and he was the son of the Panamanian president. She discovers that their love transcended fame, infidelities, an attempted coup d’état backed by Fidel Castro, and five close-range shots that leave him a quadriplegic.
TITO, MARGOT AND ME reveals a story as much unknown as fascinating.