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Los Hermanos / The Brothers

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 electrifying, genre-bending score, composed by Cuban Aldo López-Gavilán, performed with his American brother, Ilmar, and with guest appearances by maestro Joshua Bell and the Harlem Quartet. In capturing their reunion and electrifying first performances together, the film shows how family bonds can transcend politics.

Featuring: Aldo López-Gavilán, Ilmar López-Gavilán, Joshua Bell

Director: Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider

Runtime: 84 minutes

Genre: Documentary, Music, POC, Woman Directed

Year: 2021

Language: In English and Spanish with English subtitles