The Major Tones

Argentina | 2023 | 101 min. | Ingrid Pokropek

In Ingrid Pokropek’s magical realist feature debut, lonely 14-year-old Ana has had a metal plate in her arm since a childhood accident. But when that plate starts picking up messages, vibrating in Morse code, Ana and a young soldier must decipher their meaning.

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Ana, a 14-year-old girl, begins to perceive strange vibrations coming from her body. She received a metal prosthesis in her arm after an accident and believes that object is causing the unusual sounds. Determined to solve the mystery, she first tries composing a melody inspired by the tones she perceives to no avail. After an unexpected encounter with a young soldier, who interprets the tones as a possible series of Morse coded messages, Ana begins an intriguing and exciting journey to discover the meaning and specially the identity of the person behind the inexplicable pulsations. Winner of two Silver Biznagas at the 2024 Malaga Film Festival for Best Ibero American Film and Best Actress, The Major Tones marks Ingrid Pokropek's promising directorial debut. She offers a story that interweaves Ana’s ordinary teen life, refreshingly played by Sofía Clausen, with slightly supernatural elements where music and sound play a crucial role in the plot and become key to Ana's transformation during the adventure of a lifetime.

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  • Original Language Title: Los tonos mayores
  • Director: Ingrid Pokropek
  • Principal Cast: Sofía Clausen, Pablo Seijo, Lina Ziccarello, Santiago Ferreira, Mercedes Halfon, Walter Jakob
  • Country: Argentina, Spain
  • Year: 2023
  • Running Time: 101 min.
  • Producer: Iván Moscovich, Juan Segundo Álamos, Ingrid Pokropek, Magdalena Schavelzon, Pablo Piedras, Miguel Molina, Adán Aliaga
  • Screenplay: Ingrid Pokropek
  • Cinematographers: Ana Roy
  • Editors: Miguel de Zuviría
  • Music: Gabriel Chwojnik
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Awards: Málaga Film Festival 2024 (Silver Biznaga, Best Ibero-American Picture; Best Actress), Mar del Plata International Film Festival 2023 (FEISAL Special Mention)
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: Spanish
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • International Sales: Bendita Film Sales