Cuban filmmaker Esteban Insausti is working on the film Club de jazz, un drama en blanco y negro sobre la endivia (Jazz Club: A Black and White Drama about Envy), which consists of three stories: Saxophone Tenor, Double-bass with Arch and a Piano Solo.
It is not a musical feature film but it portrays the dark side that many people show when others are successful in life; a dark feeling that is also known as deadly sin.
With the script written by Insausti himself and the music directed by Juan Manuel Ceruto, the film takes place in three different periods: the last years of the 1950s and 1980s and the end of the 20th century and beginning of the 21st.
Envy is a universal feeling. That is why the film’s director did not want to limit the plot to one specific place only, using elements that show an atemporal and universal story.
Produced by the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC) and with the supportof Ibermedia Project, the film brings two photographers together (Ángel Alderete and Alejandro Pérez), something never seen before in the history of Cuban cinema.
The actors featuring in Insausti´s film will be Luis Alberto García, Héctor Noas, Mario Guerra, Claudia Valdés and Raúl Capote, while new Cuban actors will also be performing for the first time.
A large range of shades of gray will contrast with passages in black and white to offer a visual show in harmony with jazz, a free and spiritual musical genre.
The shooting of the film, which depicts the pain, agony and drama of three characters, is set to conclude in mid-April.
Considered one of the most important Cuban filmmakers, Insausti has a prolific career that includes such works as Existen (documentary, 2005) and the feature film Larga distancia (Long Distance, 2010).Share on FB Share on TT