GenreMusical, Drama, Romance WriterJose B. Cairola LanguageSpanish
DirectorEnrique Telemaco Susini Release date25 May 1934 GenresDrama, Black-and-white, Musical, Musical Drama Similar moviesHelp Me to Live (1936)
Ayer y hoy (English language:Yesterday and Today) is a 1934 Argentine musical romantic drama film directed by Enrique Susini and written by José B. Cairola. The film was premièred on 25 May 1934 in Buenos Aires.
It is a tango film, based on an integral part of Argentine culture.
The plot is divided into two time-periods: 1840 to 1852 and 1914 to 1934. The first part of history passes during the government of Juan Manuel de Rosas and refers to the history of love of a woman and a young Unitarian, who is ruined when she is forced to marry a rich federàle. A daughter was born, a product of that disastrous marriage. The woman died in 1852, convinced of the love that she professed to him, the one who fought next to Urquiza in the battle of Caseros.
In the second part of history they are the descendants of those persons who face similar circumstances. There is another failed marriage, the one of the granddaughter of the aforementioned woman, with a man who leaves the union quickly. After his departure, she sets out to remake her life. Soon she will need to make a decision when facing her ex-husband, when she is in a situation another man. Finally released, she will be able to marry the man that she truly loves.