Buena Vista Social Club


A documantary based on a group of legendary Cuban musicians. In 1996 Ry Cooder brought together a group of forgotten musicians and singers to record an album that won a Grammy Award.
In this film, we see and hear some of the songs being recorded in Havana.

In addition, many of the individual musicians talk about their lives in Cuba and about how they got started in music.


104 minutes.
All ages .
On the Art Circuit

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Oh grammy, oh grammy grammy blue...
Oh grammy, oh grammy grammy blue...

Credits

Cast
Luis Bargaza, Joachim Cooder, Ry Cooder, Julio Alberto Fernández
Director
Wim Wenders
ScreenplayWim Wenders
MusicPeter Harris
CinematographyTheo Bierkins, Brigit Hillenius, Robby Muller, M. Claire Pijman, Lisa Rinzler
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SA distributor Ster-Kinekor Pictures
Made in1999
Produced byKintop Pictures, Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industrias Cinematográficos, Arte, Road Movies Filmproduktion





Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Peter Frost
15
The Cape Times
Jean-Pierre Rossouw
15
The Cape Times
Adrian Monteath
10
Die Burger
Herman Wasserman
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
Rapport
Barrie Hough
18
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
16
SAfm Saturday Wired
Alan Swerdlow
17
Box Office
Wade Major
20
Rough Cut
Andy Jones
16
Total Film
Simon Crook
15
Film Review
James Mottram
10

What the People say

Internet
448 Netizens
15

Average .. 74%

15

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: You will either find this documentary fascinating or boring. I left after half an hour due to boredom, another reviewer fell asleep twice. Others found it excellent. I guess it depends on your love for Cuban jazz...






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