CHICO & RITA
CHICO & RITA
A film by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal
Animation/Music/Romance, Spain/UK, 2010, 94 minutes
In Spanish with English subtitles
NOMINEE FOR 2012 ACADEMY AWARD, BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
WINNER! BEST ANIMATED FEATURE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS - GOYA AWARDS
CRITICS PICK! ALMOST UNIMAGINABLY RICH AND RESONANT!
"A reminder not only of the aesthetic vitality of hand-drawn, two-dimensional animation, but also of the form's ability to provide entertainment and enlightenment for adults."
- AO Scott. NY Times
"FOUR STARS! A LOVE-STORY FOR THE AGES!"
"By turns wistful, passionate, indignant and melancholy, this is an exquisitely composed piece of storytelling."
"ONE OF THE BEST FILMS EVER MADE ABOUT JAZZ!"
Gary Giddins, Film Comment
Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque, Calle 54) and Spain's legendary illustrator Javier Mariscal celebrate their passion for the music and culture of Cuba with an epic story of love, passion, and heartbreak.
Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and desire unite them as they chase their dreams and each other from Havana to New York to Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas. With an original soundtrack by legendary Cuban pianist and five-time Grammy-winning composer Bebo Valdés, Chico & Rita captures a defining moment in the evolution of history and jazz, and features the music of (and animated cameos by) Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Cole Porter, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Tito Puente, Chano Pozo, and others.
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