Grete and the Cuban pianist (under development)

Grete Skarpeid, 59, is at a turning point in her life, when she newly divorced and goes to a jazz concert by the American jazz quartet "Don Byron Quartet" at the old cinema in Voss. After the concert, she happens to talk to the Cuban-American jazz star Aruán Ortiz.

 

«Grete and the Cuban Pianist» is a musical feelgood film about a  woman nearing retirement who dares to follow her dream. Who takes a chance even if it costs a lot both personally and practically.

 

It is also a film about musical encounters across nationality, gender and age. We follow Grete on the journey from a winter-beautiful Voss, via recording in the metropolis of New York, to exotic, warm and rhythmic Cuba.

​Photography: Tore Vollan

Director and scriptwriter: Vigdis Nielsen, Hardingfilm

Producer: Anita Vedå, Smau media

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