Fernando Trueba (Calle 54, El Milagro de Candeal) and Javier Mariscal have created an "epic animated love story" in Chico & Riita. Set in 1948 Havana, Chico and Rita move between the Cuban capital and Manhattan. He's a very good pianist and she's a singer. They fall in love with each other. We discover their torrid love affair as it unfolds together with the colorful life of Afro-Cuban music scenes in Havana and Manhattan. Jazz, Rumba, Cha-cha-cha, and bolero as well as the exquisite animation make Chico & Rita an unforgettable film.
Spain/UK/Cuba, 2010, 94min, in English and Spanish with English subtitles, Tono Errando Javier Mariscal Fernando Trueba, Dir.
Part ot Cuban Focus.
Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space (View)
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York, NY 10025