Los Hermanos/The Brothers
Directed Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider
Streaming starts on Friday, May 14
“The film offers a bright take on the endurance of family despite the policies of the day.”—WBUR, Boston Public Radio
Two Cuban-born brothers, both virtuoso musicians Aldo and Ilmar López-Gavilán–live on opposite sides of the geopolitical chasm that separates the U.S. and Cuba. Although they lead very different existences, the brothers have an instinctual connection.
Following their parallel lives in New York and Havana, Los Hermanos/The Brothers offers an amazingly heartfelt–though often startling–view of estranged nations through the lens of music and family. In capturing their momentous reunion and electrifying first performances together, the film shows how family bonds can transcend politics.
Featuring an electrifying, genre-bending score composed by Aldo and performed with his brother, Ilmar, and with guest appearances by maestro Joshua Bell and the Harlem Quartet. 2020, U.S., in English and Spanish with English subtitles, 84 minutes. Recommended for 16+.