A jaded orchestra director finds joy once again, aided by music... And the son he's never met.
Set in an ever marvellous Havana, Franco Nero plays 'Maestro' Vittorio Arditi De Bellis, an orchestra conductor celebrated as a master of Italian Opera who's fallen on hard times, following an on stage meltdown during a full house performance at Milan's La Scala Opera Theatre.
However masterful his renditions of the Rossini-Kyrie may be, three years pass before he is unexpectedly offered an opportunity to redeem himself with La Scala, but first he must travel on a cultural exchange to Havana, to oversee several performances of compositions in which he specializes, performed by the the Cuban National Choir.. Vittorio reluctantly accepts and is soon on the way to Havana, Cuba.
His concerns seem well-founded as his trip starts off on the wrong foot with the Choir's Director, and after discovering he has a son he never knew he fathered years ago. Despite his initial resistance his past eventually adds new purpose and meaning to his present. Havana Kyrie is a heart-warming, nostalgic tale of a quirky old man rediscovering the “spice of life” once again.
Rossini: Cuban style.