Private Project

Jazz Club

The film is narratively constructed in three acts vertebrate by the memories of a club of jazz that will be demolished shortly. The first story (Alto Saxo), is starring a poor and prodigious child, who has enough talent to win the most important contest of solos in the town at the end of the 50s. The second (Contrabass with bow) recounts the experiences of a virtuoso bassist who suffers the siege of a critic in the 90s, and the third (solo piano), presents the promising career of a young town pianist today.

  • Esteban Insausti
  • Esteban Insausti
  • Rafael Rey
  • Pedro Pablo Bernal
    Key Cast
    "JACINTO "
  • Alvaro Rodriguez
    Key Cast
  • Hector Noa
    Key Cast
    " JUAQUN "
  • Claudia Valdés
    Key Cast
    "CARMEN "
  • Mario Guerra
    Key Cast
  • Raul Capote
    Key Cast
  • Yasel Rivero
    Key Cast
  • Claudia Monteagudo
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Club de Jazz
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    1 hour 50 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 21, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1,200,000 USD
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Director Biography - Esteban Insausti

ESTEBAN INSAUSTI, Havana 1971. Bachelor of Media Art
Audiovisual (ISA), in the specialty of Film, Radio and Television. Holds several postgraduate degrees
in Semiotics, Dramaturgy, Marketing and Advertising. The institution Art in Cuba
considers as one of the most interesting filmmakers of the contemporary scene,
awarded both inside and outside his country.
The New York Times defined him as: ... one of the most prominent members of the
avant-garde in Cuba, for its renovating work and easily distinguishable by its seal
unique and transgressor.
His film Long Distance is the only Opera Prima released to date by a Cuban
at the prestigious Lincoln Center (2011), both in its New Directors section
as the Latin Beat, Nominated for Best Ibero-American Film, at the Ariel Awards,
Special Jury Prize at NEFFIAC, Official Selection Cannes Underground, Film Festival
Rotterdam among others.
The Global Initiative for Cinema, chose Long Distance for its exhibition in all theaters
of art cinema from Canada and E.U.A.
His documentary works as exist (Coral Festival International Festival of the New
Latin American Cinema, from Havana, 2006), The Thirst for Looking and Hands and the Angel
(Prize FISPRESCI 2002, Winner of the Second Exhibition of New Filmmakers, between
others), are among the most awarded and transgressors of the Cuban Cinema
contemporary, being selected, on more than one occasion, by the Cuban critics as
of the ten most important works exhibited in the country during those years.
He has made Director's Special Screening and Master Class, in the most prestigious centers
world academics such as: Harvard Film Institute, Princeton University, LASA (Latin
Studies Assosiations), - Manhattan College, New York University (TISH), Yale University
(Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium) Chicago University, The college of William and
With Club de Jazz he gives us his third feature film, with a staff and luxury cast that
produced by Ibermedia, ICAIC and Sincover Film, which will also be distributed
internationally by the prestigious production house Deux Film (Oscar 2015, by the
full-length film Ida, by Pawel Pawlikowski

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Director Statement

Narrated in three different eras, the film is intended to pay homage to three revolutionary figures in jazz: Charlie Parker, Jaco Pastorius and Emiliano Salvador, who was Esteban's father-in-law.
The first story (alto sax) is played by a poor boy, but prodigious, with enough talent to win the most important contest of solos of the town at the end of the 50s.
The second story (double bass with bow) tells the decay of a vanguard bassist who suffers the sickly siege of a mediocre critic.
Finally, the third story (piano solo), presents the promising career of a young Catholic pianist and people, currently, who will have to face the evil, beyond their own talent and ingenuity.