A film by: Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider
Cast: Aldo López-Gavilán and Ilmar Gavilan
USA / 2020 / 84
In English, Spanish
Virtuoso Afro-Cuban-born brothers—violinist Ilmar and pianist Aldo—live on opposite sides of a geopolitical chasm a half-century wide. Tracking their parallel lives in New York and Havana, their poignant reunion, and their momentous first performances together, Los Hermanos / The Brothers offers a nuanced, often startling view of estranged nations through the lens of music and family. Featuring an astonishing score composed by pianist Aldo, accompanied by his brother, with appearances by violinist maestro Joshua Bell and the Grammy-winning Harlem Quartet.
Co-director/producers Ken Schneider and Marcia Jarmel have been working on films in Cuba for 9 years. Ken is also a Peabody and Emmy-winning, and Oscar nominated editor. Marcia consults on other projects and runs PatchWorks’ impact campaigns.