Skip to contentSkip to navigation
Buena Vista Social Club (VOA)
Location
Main screening room
Date
August 7th, 2021
Duration
105 min
Cycle
Music!

Our summer cycle will be festive or not. Sound and image, song and dance, instrument and breathing, strings and gestures: so many possible combinations to express what cinema and music can achieve and express together. Musicals, concert films, catchy music. Jazz, classical, contemporary, disco, punk... Revolt and enchantment, distress and emphasis, joy and rhythm, melancholy and bass, laughter and stridency: diverse expressions characterizing cinema and music's historical alliance, will definitely make us fly, dream, dance!

From the 30's to the present day and across all possible genres, this cycle aims to open our minds at a time when we most need it. The first week of July will be an eventful one, as the cycle will open with several evenings in cabaret mode, where we will present for the first time concert films produced in Quebec during the confinement, with the participation of major artists of the current music scene: Klô Pelgag, Marie Davidson and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

A rediscovery of cuban music.

Buena Vista Social Club
Directed by
Wim Wenders
Language
English
Actors
Eliades Ochoa, Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer
Origins
Germany
Year
1999
Duration
105 min
Genre
Musical
Rating
G
Format
Digital
Synopsis

The film documents how Ry Cooder, long-time friend of Wenders, brought together the ensemble of legendary Cuban musicians to record an album (also called Buena Vista Social Club) and to perform two times with a full line-up. (Wikipedia)

Buena Vista Social Club
Awards

Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders is a German filmmaker, playwright, author, and photographer. He is a major figure in New German Cinema. Among many honors, he has received three Academy Award nominations for Best Documentary Feature: for Buena Vista Social Club (1999), about Cuban music culture; Pina (2011), about the contemporary dance choreographer Pina Bausch; and The Salt of the Earth (2014), about Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado. One of Wenders's earliest honors was a win for the BAFTA Award for Best Direction for his narrative drama Paris, Texas (1984), which also won the Palme d'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival. Many of his subsequent films have also been recognized at Cannes, including Wings of Desire (1987), for which he won the Best Director Award at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival. Wenders has been the president of the European Film Academy in Berlin since 1996. Alongside filmmaking, he is an active photographer, emphasizing images of desolate landscapes. He is considered an auteur director. (Wikipédia.)

Photo : Unifrance

Explore

18 ans plus tard, Buena Vista Social Club est de retour

Paru en 1997, le disque du Buena Vista Social Club s'est depuis écoulé à près de 8 millions d'exemplaires dans le monde. Il avait obtenu le Grammy de la meilleure prestation latine tropicale...

Wim Wenders on Buena Vista Social Club’s Ibrahim Ferrer
Ry Cooder and Wim Wenders interview on "Buena Vista Social Club" (1999)
About the band Buena Vista Social Club
Discography
Histoire
About Wim Wenders
Filmography
Leçon de cinéma de Wim Wenders
Open