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Buena Vista Social Club

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Year of participation 2008
Program Retrospectives

Buena Vista Social Club
Producer(s) Ulrich Felsberg, Deepak Nayar
Director(s) Wim Wenders
Script Wim Wenders
Director of Photography Robby Müller, Lisa Rinzler, Jörg Widmer
Sound Rik Meier, Martin Müller, Elmo Weber
Edit Brian Johnson
Cast Compay Segundo, Eliades Ochoa, Ry Cooder, Joachim Cooder, Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo, Rubén González, Orlando 'Cachaíto' López, Amadito Valdés, Manuel 'Guajiro' Mirabal, Barbarito Torres, Pío Leyva, Manuel 'Puntillita' Licea, Juan de Marcos González, Octavio Calderon, Manuel Galban
Production company(-ies) Road Movies Filmproduktion
 

Synopsis

A group of legendary Cuban musicians, some as old as their nineties, were brought together by Ry Cooder to record a CD. In this film, we see and hear some of the songs being recorded in Havana. There is also footage from concerts in Amsterdam and New York City's Carnegie Hall. In addition, many of the individual musicians talk about their lives in Cuba and about how they got started in music.

Awards
European Film Award- Best Documentary, 1999, German Film Award in Gold, 2000 (Outstanding Documentary Film), Special Award (St. Petersburg Message to Man FF, 2000).

Moscow Cinema
 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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