Sunday 19 November 2023
13:50 – 15:50 – GFT
Ken Schneider and Marcia Jarmel I Australia, Canada, France, UK, USA 2020 I 1h 24m I English I Doc I 12+
A moving documentary about nations long estranged, through the lens of music and family. Featuring an electrifying score, composed by Cuban Aldo López Gavilán, performed with his American brother Ilmar.
Virtuoso Afro-Cuban-born brothers—violinist Ilmar and pianist Aldo—live on opposite sides of a geopolitical chasm a half-century wide. Tracking their parallel lives in New York and Havana, their poignant reunion, and their momentous first performances together, Los Hermanos/The Brothers suggests what is possible when walls come down, and borders are crossed. A nuanced, intensely moving view of nations long estranged, through the lens of music and family. Featuring an electrifying, genre-bending score composed by Cuban Aldo López-Gavilán, performed with his American brother, Ilmar, with a guest appearance by violin maestro Joshua Bell and the Harlem Quartet.
This screening will be followed by a discussion with Hugo Rivalta and Helen Yaffe on the ongoing impact on Cuban families separated by economic necessity.
Tickets are sold by Glasgow Film Theatre and cost £11.50 / £8.50