Franco Nero, Jorge Perugorría, Ron Perlman, Luca Lionello, Andros Perugorría, Jacqueline Arenal, Fabio Braccioni, Kriemhild Maria Siegel
Kirena Reguera Marquez
Vedado Films, Opera Totale, supported by Ministero della Cultura
festivals & awards:
Against the fascinating backdrop of an ever marvelous Havana, Vittorio Arditi De Bellis, an aging Italian orchestra conductor once celebrated for specializing in Rossini's compositions, has fallen on hard times. However, some remember he delivered some of the best renditions of the Rossini-Kyrie, and he soon finds himself reluctantly on the way to Havana, Cuba, to conduct the Children's Cuban National Choir. Starting on the wrong foot he quickly finds himself on the verge of losing everything. Rossini's Cuban style and the choir's children are also protagonists in this heart-warming and nostalgic tale of living, loving, growing old and being unexpectedly surprised when he meets the Son he never knew he fathered years ago - Vittorio's past adds new purpose to his present, allowing an otherwise quirky old man to feel his passion and taste the 'spice of life' once again.