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Pepino’s Back

ITALY / USA  2015 – Running Time: 51 min – Colour / Spanish language / English subtitles

There’s a square in Vedado district (La Habana) where a statue of the Beatle John Lennon is seated quietly on a bench, staring at the people who are passing through. The director Rogelio Paris says “That statue is the way used by the government to say sorry to all rockers in Cuba, for having treated them as counter-revolutionary and imperialist. Music is music”.

Jorge Luis Fernandez “Pepino”, after a 30 years long exile from his land, goes back to his past, back to his friend and family, to his mother’s grave, to the streets of La Habana, to his rock music and at the end of his trip he’ll feel more reconciled, free.

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