109 minutes – Drama
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.
Cristian de la Rosa (Cuban Unit)
Louis Gossett Jr.
Jeffrey R. Smith