The Cuban

45

109 minutes – Drama
Language: English
Festival release date: December 7, 2019 – Whistler Film Festival (World Premiere)
Release date: July 31, 2020 (Limited)
Production company: S.N.A.P.Films
Canadian distributor: A71 Entertainment

Luis is an elderly Cuban musician and one of Mina’s most enigmatic patients – he has dementia and Alzheimer’s and spends most of his his time closed to the outside world and living inside his own mind. Mina’s attempts to get through, even just to feed Luis, are futile, but one day a poster of musician Benny More inspires Mina to hum a jazz tune that, to her surprise, ignites a spark inside Luis. As each day passes the music awakens Luis more and more until the colourful world of his past becomes vibrant and real again. Mina comes into her own as she gets to know him and their friendship blossoms. But as Luis becomes more awake to the world, tensions rise in the nursing home.



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Crew:
Producer: Taras Koltun
Alessandra Piccione
Ana Golja
Sergio Navarretta
Executive Producer:

Paul Golini
Ryan Kimel
James O’Donnell
Divya Shahani

Associate Producer:

Patrick Doyle
Michael Hearns
Pazz Neglia

Line Producer:

Cristian de la Rosa (Cuban Unit)

Director:

Sergio Navarretta

Screenwriter:

Alessandra Piccione

Cinematographer:

Celiana Cárdenas

Editor:

Jane MacRae

Production Designer:

Ciara Vernon

Costume Designer:

Kristin Somborac

Cast:Roles:

Louis Gossett Jr.
Ana Golja
Shohreh Aghdashloo
Lauren Holly
Giacomo Gianniotti
Shiva Negar
Jonathan Keltz
Layla Alizada
Tabby Johnson
Margaret Lamarre
Kane Mahon
Gerry Mendicino
Pazz Neglia
Emily Piggford
Nadine Roden
Jeffrey R. Smith
Mazida Soroor
Wajma Soroor
Paulbaum Wildbaum
Tanner Zipchen

Luis Garcia
Mina
Bano Ayoub
Nurse Baker
Kris
Zahra Karzai
Ethan
Shireen
Clarita
Mrs. Neil
Atesh
Dr. Rosetti
Doorman
Nurse Vella
Doreen
Nurse Ronan
Mama Karzai
Farida
Mr. Vandusen
Orderly