The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

Eliades Ochoa: from Cuba to the World

Cuba | 2019 | 100 min
Spanish, English | Subtitles in English
Cinematography: Aramis Fonseca, Rafael Solis
Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Charles Musselwhite, Silvio Rodriguez
Sound mixing: Javier Figueroa
Editing: Ian Padron
Script: Ian Padron
Director: Cynthia Biestek
Categories :
FIFA Competition


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Quebec Premiere -
Released in 1997, the album Buena Vista Social Club became a Grammy-winning international success. After its release, group member Eliades Ochoa saw his popularity skyrocket and his career take off. Directed by Cynthia Biestek, this documentary perfectly captures the rhythm of Cuba’s musical heritage and highlights the singer-songwriter and guitarist’s unique personality. A vibrant portrait of this landmark work of traditional Cuban music that resonated far beyond the island’s shores.

Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada (2019)
Miami International Film Festival, USA (2019)
Huelva Iberoamerican Film Festival, Spain (2019)
Traverse City Film Festival, USA (2019)
Harlem Film Festival, USA (2019)


Cynthia Biestek

Cynthia Biestek is an American director and producer. She is the founder of Positivation Films, and has previously produced the documentary The Kings of the Cuban Son (2009). With Eliades Ochoa: From Cuba to the World (2019), Biestek makes her directorial debut.

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Screenings playing this movie

Cinéma Impérial
Screening # 17
Presented by Festival international Cubaneando
Eliades Ochoa: from Cuba to the World
FIFA Competition

Eliades Ochoa: from Cuba to the World

Cuba | 100 min | 2019

Spanish, English | Subtitles in English