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Chico & Rita

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Chico & Rita

July 1, 2020

A film by Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal & Tono Errando

Spain / UK, 2010, 94 min

  • Academy Award® Best Animated Feature Nominee
  • TIFF® Official Selection

Now Available on Blu-ray™ & DVD!

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.

Soundtrack now available on Calle 54 Records / Sony Music US Latin.

BEAUTIFUL! A SWAYING, SEXY, DREAM OF A MOVIE!
The Observer
A LOVE STORY FOR THE AGES!
The Independent
AN ANIMATED GEM!
Time Out London

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