Calle 54

a FERNANDO TRUEBA picture

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Title

Calle 54

Director

Fernando Trueba

Producer

Cristina Huete, Fabienne Servan Schreiber

Nationality

France, Spain

Year

2000

Duration

105'

Language

Spanish

Format

5.1

Ratio

1.85

Original Title

Calle 54

Synopsis

Synopsis


Experience the passion of latin jazz! A musical journey from hot backstreet clubs and recording studios, from Miami to Havana, the Bronx to Andalusia. Performances include Tito Puente, Jerry Gonzales, Eliane Elias, Gato Barbieri, Paquito D’Riviera… An innovative tapestry of sound and imagery, styles and rhythms from samba to cumbia to flamenco.

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Press

"The film is such a pure expression of the director’s love for the music, a love so infectious it should leave you elated."

THE NEW YORK TIMES

"An invigorating survey….Trueba mixes expository sequences with sumptuously photographed and recorded performances of his own A-list of artists…an all-star show."

THE DETROIT METRO TIMES

"The film should reinforce worldwide interest in this vibrant music…All the musical numbers are beautifully filmed…Pic looks and sounds wonderful."

VARIETY

"Fernando Trueba’s exhilarating celebration of Latin jazz makes viewers feel the music from the inside out…Trueba allows you to experience the music in all its vibrant complexity and its physicality, whether jazz artists and dancers are literally fusing flamencos or mambos and bebop, or pianist Eliane Elias is working the pedals barefoot."

THE NEW YORKER

"There is an extraordinary collection of real-life characters, and a story told in brief vignettes, in glances, in the glimpse of a calloused hand. There is also music, plenty of music, great music…This is one fan’s valentine to the music he loves. It just happens that the fan is a terrific filmmaker and the music loves him back—and we get to see it and hear it all. What a treat."

THE WASHINGTON POST

"As much a thrill to watch as it is to listen to, a rare combination for a concert film."

TORONTO STAR

"What makes Calle 54 great is precisely what’s missing from the other. Trueba shows us the creative act of playing music, not just a bunch of famous folks performing."

SEATTLE TIMES

"Collectively, the numbers add up to a triumph of ecstatic mood swinging."

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

"Fernando Trueba’s Calle 54 is the next best thing to that milestone musical documentary."

THE BOSTON GLOBE

"The sound is terrific, the rhythms infectious and the artistic passions palpable. We wager that you’ll leave this one looking for the nearest place to nab the soundtrack."

E!

"The film will greatly appeal to current fans of the musical genre and should win over more than a few converts."

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"If you’re not a fan now, these 105 celebratory minutes could go a long way toward your conversion."

LA WEEKLY

Festivals
& Awards

Venice international Film Festival

Rotterdam International Film Festival

Goya Award for Best Sound

Miami International Film Festival
Audience Award

San Diego International Film Festival
Patron's Award for Best Film

Cast & Crew

Director Fernando Trueba
Producers Cristina Huete, Fabienne Servan Schreiber
Executive Producer Laurence Miller
Associate Producer Nat Chediakx
Line Producer Jessica Huppert Berman
Director of Photography Jose Luis López-Linares
Editor Carmen Frías
Music Julio Martí

Releases

France - Gémaci

13.12.2000

USA - Miramax

11.05.2001

Spain - Lolafilms Distribución

06.10.2000