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The Great Fellove by Matt Dillon arrives at the 18th FICM

The great Fellove, a documentary directed by Matt Dillon, had its premiere at the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).

This documentary portrays aspects of the life of the great Cuban musician, the naturalized Mexican, Francisco Fellove. A contemporary of stars such as El Niño Rivera, Tito Puente, Chico O’Farrill, Celia Cruz, Olga Guillot and Omara Portuondo, among others.

El gran Fellove

The great Fellove (2019, dir. Matt Dillon)

Fellove arrived in Mexico during the fifties, where he continued his career as a musician until the sixties, when rock surprised and monopolized the music scene.

In 1999, composer and musician Joey Altruda invited Fellove to record a final album. The process was documented by Dillon, who also collected interviews, as well as photographic and video footage.

The actor and screenwriter was looking to make a film about Cuban musicians who emigrated to Mexico in the 1950s when he had the opportunity to meet the “el gran Fellove”. During his presentation as part of the official section of the 68th edition of the San Sebastian Festival, Dillon said that he grew up in New York listening to Latin music, which is where the interest in telling this story began.

The Great Fellove will be available for 24 hours at Cinépolis KLIC from October 30 at 6:50 p.m.

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