2014 NC LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL WEEK
10/4. SATURDAY. Richard White Auditorium, Duke. Durham. 4:00pm
CHICO & RITA. Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal & Tono Errando / Cuba, Spain, UK, Argentina / 2012 / 94 min
Spanish and English with English subtitles | TRAILER
Oscar winning director Fernando Trueba (The Age Of Beauty) and famous Barcelona designer and artist Javier Mariscal, have teamed up to make Chico & Rita, an animated love story starring the music, culture, and people of Cuba.
Chico is a dashing piano player and Rita is an enchanting and beautiful Havana nightclub singer. When they meet, the sparks fly and they fall madly in love. In Chico & Rita, Trueba and Mariscal pay tribute to a vibrant and colorful time in the history of both Cuba and jazz, an epic romance unfolds as the pair travels the glamorous stages of 1940s and1950s Havana, New York City, Las Vegas, Hollywood, and Paris. To accompany them is an amazing soundtrack featuring the music of jazz legends Thelonious Monk, Cole Porter, Dizzy Gillespie and Freddy Cole (brother of Nat King Cole), performed by a range of contemporary singers including Idania Valdés, Carlos Sarduy, Horacio Hernández, Rolando Luna, Germán Velazco and Jorge Reyes. In addition, the story of Chano Pozo, one of the first Latin percussionists to grace a major American jazz band, is fluidly interwoven within the narrative.