Lagrimas negras

Sonia Herman Dolz Long documentary - 1997 - 75 min.

Gouden Kalf-winnaar

Speciale Juryprijs Sonia Herman Dolz

Andere prijzen

Holland Film Award Sonia Herman Dolz

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They look like five stiff old men until they come on stage and turn on audiences with swinging Cuban sounds and sexy movements. The members of the Cuban band La Vieje Trova Santiaguera average 84 years old and have travelled the globe since they were discovered at a jam session in 1993. Playing a double bass, two guitars, samba balls and claves, the ageing kids seduce their audiences with passionate music about love. In Black Tears, filmmaker Sonia Herman Dolz followed the ageing troubadours for three weeks in Havanna and Santiago and filmed the 'pop stars' on a tour of Europe and during a concert organised especially for the film.


Director(s) Sonia Herman Dolz
Script Sonia Herman Dolz
Kees Ryninks
Producer(s) Kees Ryninks
Production Company
Director of Photography
Stephan Warnas
Hans Dreijer
Sound on Set
Jan Schuurman
Paul Schuurman
Christine van Rhoon
Production Country