Coming to VOD tomorrow, Tuesday, May 21:
LOS VIEJOS (THE OLDIES)
New Orleans, Miami, MICGénero, Boston Latino, DC Caribbean, Belize, DOK.Fest Munich, Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano
A portrait of three elderly Cuban musicians.
Set in Santa Clara, Rosana Matecki’s warm film follows three aging musicians as they contend with the realities of aging on their bodies while reflecting on their past and the key role music played in their lives. As subjects Zaida, Candido, and Bringuez continue to stay active, performing their traditional Cuban music as best they can, they demonstrate a passion that defies age and that allows them to face the change that comes with each day. At the same time, the project serves as a thematic meditation on Cuba itself, where the long-standing embargo from the US has resulted in a kind of cultural time warp of sorts, and, at least for a moment, appeared to be poised for radical change before the current US presidential administration’s regressive policies.