21 December Buena Vista Social Club (1999 Wim Wenders) 105 mins


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We finish the season by casting off the gloom of midwinter with a trip to Havana. Wim Wenders documents the life and work of a group of aging Cuban musicians, rediscovered in the 1990s. Coming out of retirement, they record a hit album which brings them to worldwide prominence. The picture’s heart-warming exploration of the vitality both of a collection of individuals and Cuba’s musical history is the perfect note on which to conclude this year’s films.

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