DCP – HD - 2013 - Sweden - 79 Min - Color
El medico (original title)
A film by Daniel Fridell
Two men struggle in Cuba. El Medico, a young Cuban doctor and musician, is trying to get a better life for his family. Michel, a European music producer, wants fame and fortune. It is a fight between two minds; One sees the music as an authentic expression of Cuban culture and history, the other sees it as a commercial product to be sold by any means necessary. Caught in this clash of views is also Kookita, the young dancer whose dreams are ruined because Michel thinks she is not sexy enough, and El Medico's Mother who thinks her son is betraying the revolutionary ideals that she suffered for.
El Medico realizes that being Michel's product is not his dream, he has to decide between doing his duty to the State, as a doctor fulfilling his mothers dream, or being an artist.
Daniel Fidell studied at Berlin's European Film Academy and Judith Weston Academy in the USA. He has directed 7 features since his debut in 1993. His latest feature Say That You Love Me was awarded the Swedish Goldbagge for Best Actress in 2007.
Fidell is currently in development of a new project, a drama feature called A Private Story.
Original language: Spanish
Produced by: Röde Orm Film AB
In coproduction with: Constellation
With the support of: THE SWEDISH FILM INSTITUTE FILM CONSULTANTS TOVE TORBIÖRNSSON & PETER ‘PIODOR’ GUSTAFSSON, FILMPOOL NORD PER-ERIK SVENSSON, ESTONIAN FILM FOUNDATION RAIMO JÖERAND, ESTONIAN MINISTRY OF CULTURE, FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION ELINA KIVIHALME
In collaboration with: ELFVIK FILM (SE) FILM TOWER KUUBIS(EST), CINE WORKS (FI), COLORFRONT (HU), TOPAZ (SE), THE FILMDIVISION (SE), EUROPA SOUND (SE), RIVIERA (SE), NOSTROMO (SE), FILMREGION STOCKHOLM-MÄLARDALEN (SE), SKEPPSHOLMEN PRIVATE EQUITY
Best Documentary - New York Intl Latino Film Festival (NYILFF)