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The Cuban

The Cuban

IL CUBANO
2019Films Drama1 h 49 mins
An unexpected friendship begins between an elderly Cuban musician with dementia who is brought out of his shell by his care worker, and a disillusioned young pre-med Afghan student named Mina. Through a shared love of music, both their lives are changed.
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The Cuban
The Cuban

The Cuban

IL CUBANO
2019Films Drama1 h 49 mins
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The Cuban
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A naive pre-med student Mina (Ana Golja) gets her first job in a nursing home and meets an elderly Cuban jazz musician named Luis (Louis Gossett Jr.). She realizes music triggers his memories and uses it to break him out of his Dementia and to create moments of lucidity and joy. It also reignites her love for music and changes her life forever. THE CUBAN is a touching story of an unexpected friendship that blossoms through music and the power of the imagination.
Country
Canada
Language
English
Spanish

Details
A naive pre-med student Mina (Ana Golja) gets her first job in a nursing home and meets an elderly Cuban jazz musician named Luis (Louis Gossett Jr.). She realizes music triggers his memories and uses it to break him out of his Dementia and to create moments of lucidity and joy. It also reignites her love for music and changes her life forever. THE CUBAN is a touching story of an unexpected friendship that blossoms through music and the power of the imagination.
Country
Canada
Language
English
Spanish

Accolades
The Cuban
Best Narrative Feature
Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival, 2020
The Cuban
The Cuban
Best Narrative Feature, Festival Prize
Black Film Festival Montreal, 2020
The Cuban
The Cuban
Best Narrative Feature
Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival, 2020
The Cuban
The Cuban
Best Narrative Feature, Festival Prize
Black Film Festival Montreal, 2020
The Cuban
The Cuban
Best Narrative Feature
Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival, 2020
The Cuban
The Cuban
Best Narrative Feature, Festival Prize
Black Film Festival Montreal, 2020
The Cuban

Trivia
Ana Golja (the lead actress) performed the vocals on various tracks. Louis Gossett Jr. is also an Oscar & Emmy Winner (An Officer and a Gentleman, Roots, Watchmen).
Meet the Cast
Ana Golja

Ana Golja

Louis Gossett Jr.

Louis Gossett Jr.

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Shohreh Aghdashloo

Meet the Cast
Ana Golja

Ana Golja

Louis Gossett Jr.

Louis Gossett Jr.

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Shohreh Aghdashloo

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