El Benny

El Benny
Original title: El Benny
Production: Coral Capital Entertainment; Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industrias Cinematográficos (ICAIC)
Country: Cuba
Director: Jorge Luis Sánchez
Script: Abrahán Rodríguez; Jorge Luis Sánchez
Photography: José Manuel Riera
Music: Juan Manuel Ceruto; Juan Formell; Eduardo Ramos; Orishas; Chucho Valdés
Cast: Renny Arozarena; Enrique Molina; Carlos Ever Fonseca; Mario Guerra; Limara Meneses; Isabel Santos; Salvador Wood; Laura de la Uz
Year: 2006
Duration: 132
Genre: Musical
Color: Color
Original language: Spanish
Languages available: Spanish
Subtitles: English


Synopsis:

Just arrived from Mexico where he consolidated his career in the late forties, Benny Moré is the artist who, through music and dance, makes delirious the crowds. A wealthy politician hires him to offer an electioneering dance. The wear of betrayal makes him fail in his efforts to assemble the jazz band and he breaches the contract. Frustrated and under the excesses of alcohol and sex, his life is thrown into disarray.


Awards:

Winner of the Grand Coral - First Prize, at Havana Film Festival 2006 : First Work

Nominated to a Golden India Catalina, at Cartagena Film Festival 2007 : Best Film

Nominated to a Golden Leopard, at Locarno International Film Festival 2006

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