Directed by Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, and Fernando Trueba • 2010 • Spain
Starring Limara Meneses, Eman Xor Oña, Mario Guerra
Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba (BELLE EPOQUE, CALLE 54) and Spain’s legendary illustrator Javier Mariscal celebrate the music and culture of Cuba with an epic story of love, passion, and heartbreak. It’s 1948 and 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 ambitions and each other from Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood, and Las Vegas. With an original soundtrack by legendary Cuban pianist and five-time Grammy-winner Bebo Valdés, CHICO & RITA captures a defining moment in both 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.