Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

  • CERT U
  • 1999
  • 1 HR 45 MINS
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Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

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(Foreign language film with English subtitles)

Cuba’s rich and colourful past comes vividly to life in this legendary, Oscar-nominated documentary from director Wim Wenders (Paris, Texas, Wings of Desire).

The Grammy Award–winning Buena Vista Social Club album produced by Ry Cooder, remains the biggest-selling world music album ever. It showcases the talents of a dream team of veterans from Cuban music's golden age and it introduced the rhythms of Son, Bolero and Danzón to a whole new audience, making instant international stars of Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González, Eliades Ochoa, Omara Portuondo and Compay Segundo.

Never a regular band, The Buena Vista Social Club had gone their separate ways after that sensational album but in this extraordinary film Wenders intimately documents Ry Cooder’s return to Havana, encountering these musical legends again as they look back to the halcyon days of Cuba’s music scene.

CAST AND CREW

Compay Segundo Wim Wenders

GENRE

Documentary, World Cinema

CERTIFICATE

Suitable for all.

RUN TIME

1 hour 45 minutes

RELEASED

1999

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