By Peri AZAR

8A-110 - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2019

An abandoned trunk inside a dumpster; inside, the full scores of one of the most important Argentine big band in the 40s, "Hector and his great jazz orchestra". The finding of these orphan files triggers an uneasy search towards the sound of this orchestra.

& Awards

Latin-American Official Competition
Ventana Sur 2019
BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2019
Competencia Latinoamericana
Huesca film festival 2019
Best Director - Latin American Competition
Festival de cine de tucuman 2019
Special Jury Award
FAM 2019
Latin American Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 70 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Peri AZAR
    • Writer(s)
    • Peri AZAR
    • Producer(s)
    • Peri AZAR (8A-110)
    • Synopsis
    • The film begins with the rescue of an old trunk and inside the meeting of the full scores of the orchestra "Hector and his jazz" (1944-1962), one of the most important big bands in Argentina in those years. This finding triggered a rough search of the members of the orchestra and brings out several questions about the importance of personal file as a cultural legacy.
      "Grand Orchestra" speaks of a mythical orchestra of Buenos Aires but also of the fable in the in evocative fact of remembering since the meeting with the orphaned files, as a journey to an inevitably personal and subjective story.