10th edition CIFF – 10-14 April 2024

La calle de los pianistas (Pianists Street) (2017 Feature Film)

Mariano Nante | Argentina, Belgium | 2015 | Documentary | color | DCP | 90 min | Spanish, English, French | e.s.

In a small street in Brussels, Rue Bosquet, a remarkable concentration of talented pianists has developed over the years. For instance, the world-famous Argentinian concert pianist Martha Argerich lives right next door to the renowned Tiempo-Lechner family of pianists. The walls are thin enough to hear what the neighbors are rehearsing.

“You don’t just suddenly decide to be a pianist. Just like you don’t suddenly decide to be human.” At 14-year-old Natasha Lechner’s kitchen table the conversation rarely strays from the topic of music. She is the scion of a famed Argentinian family of pianists – the success started with her great-grandparents – and so expectations are high for ‘the next big thing in the Rue Bosquet’. Natasha’s teacher, mentor and advisor is her mother Karin Lechner who also broke through at an early age.
In his first long documentary, filmmaker Mariano Nante shows viewers an exceptional concert played together by various members of the family, but at the core of the film are the many intimate conversations between mother and daughter. Before, after and during the innumerable practice sessions they discuss what it’s like being famous so young, the importance of originality and – above all – what it means to be a pianist.

Place: CINEMA 6

Date: 6 April 2017

Time: 16:45

Duration: 1:05

Place: CINEMA 6

Date: 7 April 2017

Time: 22:15

Duration: 1:12

Place: CINEMA 6

Date: 8 April 2017

Time: 13:30

Duration: 1:10

Year in



Mariano Nante


Juan Aguirre




Alejo Santos




90 min


Martha Argerich
Natasha Binder
Alan Kwiek
Karin Lechner
Sergio Tiempo


Mariano Nante
Sandra de la Fuente
Daniel Rosenfeld
Gaspar Scheuer
Luciana Corti

Production Company

Daniel Rosenfeld Films


Daniel Rosenfeld Films


Sandra de la Fuente
Mariano Nante

Sound Design

Gaspar Scheuer

Year of Production



Mariano NANTE (1988, Argentina) studied film directing at the Universidad del Cine and philosophy at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. His debut La calle de los pianistas/Pianists Street (2015) was awarded the prize for the best documentary by the Academia de las Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas de la Argentina.



Tortura (2009, short), La nieve y tantas cosas/The Snow and So Many Things (2009, short), Esquiva (2009, short), Pringles (2012, short), Exposición/Exhibition (2012, short) La calle de los pianistas/Pianists Street (2015, doc)