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.
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!
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Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Christophe Honoré, 2007, France
Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928, France
Michael Powell,Emeric Pressburger, 1948, United Kingdom
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Eran Kolirin, 2007, Israel
Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966, Italy
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union