Buena Vista Social Club

Synopsis

Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro’s takeover are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who traveled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and a resurrection of their careers.

MUBI's take

One of Wim Wenders’s latter-day triumphs, this Oscar-nominated documentary explores the rich and vivacious music scene in Cuba. The New German Cinema icon follows numerous musical legends as they play and navigate the vibrant streets of Havana in this loving testament to the “son de Cuba.” A tonic!