With the Buena Vista Stars, including Candido Fabre
Based on a true story and filmed in the exotic countryside outside Havana, this remarkable and engaging film will move both your spirit and your feet with its unforgettable passion and intoxicating music. The soundtrack and live performances in the film include some of the legendary Cuban artists who appeared in the box office smash, Buena Vista Social Club.
MAMBO MAN is packed with musical contributions from Cuban legends including; Candido Fabre, Maria Ochoa, Alma Latina, David Alvarez, Arturo Jorge, Omara Portuondo, Eliades Ochoa, Juan De Marcos Gonzalez and the Afro-Cuban All Stars.
REVIEWS Rome Prisma Independent Film Awards
“There is rather the mature and conscious gaze of two authors who want to represent Cuba, and the story of the protagonist, with truth and love. With this awareness, each shot conveys a charm superior to that of a good staging. This film, made with passion, penetrates the audience to the rhythm of music and tells us about a whole, small, precious universe, absorbing its beauty and misery. “Mambo Man” is a bit like Cuba: beautiful, kind and melancholic.”
J.B. Spins, Joe Bendel
“It’s a dynamic, colourful film, with bustling markets, lively clubs, friendly outdoor cafes, and—best of all—a remarkable soundtrack of classic Cuban music, which is a focal point of the film.”
FESTIVALS / AWARDS
Crown Wood International Film Festival , Kolkata – BEST FEATURE FILM, BEST SCORE
Around International Film Festival (ARFF) – Amsterdam – OFFICIAL SELECTION
Florence Film Festival – Florence Film Awards – BEST FEATURE FILM, BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Dumbo Film Festival
India International Film Festival
Festigious International Film Festival – BEST FEATURE FILM, BEST DIRECTORS
Chicago Latino Film Festival
Rome Prisma Independent Film Awards