Playing Lecuona


Playing Lecuona
reż|dir Pavel Giroud, Juan Manuel Villar Betancort | ES, CO | 2015 | 114 min
prod|pro Juan Manuel Villar Betancort, Gustavo Pazmí Perea, Claudia Aguilera Nera, Gervasio Iglesias scen|wr Juan Manuel Villar Betancort zdj|ph Santiago Torres mon|ed Ximena Alejandra, Pavel Giroud, Jose A. Jorge, Paula Iglesias ob|cast Chucho Valdés, Michel Camilo, Gonzalo Rubalcaba dys|dis Insularia


Cuban composer and pianist Ernesto Lecuona is regarded today as tone of the most influential Cuban musicians of the 20th century. In the film, celebrated musicians Chucho Valdés, Michel Camilo and Gonzalo Rubalcaba pay tribute to the godfather of contemporary Cuban music. Their take on Lecuona’s music takes us through the master’s afro-cuban Jazz roots straight from the heart of Havana, reveals the prodigious atmosphere and sophisticated playing of Lecuona in New York City, creates a majestic fusion between Lecuona’s distinctive compositions and flamenco music from Seville in Spain.

2016 Krakow FF – Nomination to Golden Heynal

Pavel Giroud (1973) Direcor and screenwriter born in Cuba. He studied design and graduated from the Instituto Superior de Diseño.

Juan Manuel Villar Betancort (1965) Spanish director and screenwriter born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands.

Pavel Giroud
2015 Grając Lecuonę|Playing Lecuona
2008 Omertá
2006 Wiek buntu|La Edad de la peseta|The Silly Age
2003 Tres veces dos

Juan Manuel Villar Betancort
2015 Grając Lecuonę|Playing Lecuona
2008 Transhavana
2007 Colores

© Festiwal Filmu i Sztuki Dwa Brzegi Kazimierz Dolny Janowiec nad Wisłą
Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow