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Chico & Rita

Chico y Rita

Spain, United Kingdom, 2010
Animation, Drama, Romance


Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Music and love unites them, but their journey travelling from Havana to New York brings heartache and torment amidst the Cuban revolution, and highlights a pivotal moment in the evolution of jazz.

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Chico & Rita Directed by Xavier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2012 | Nominee: Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

European Film Awards

2011 | Winner: European Animated Feature Film

Critics reviews

Sexy, sweet and laced with a sadness at once specific to its place and time and accessible to anyone with a breakable heart, “Chico & Rita” is an animated valentine to Cuba and its music.
February 09, 2012
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The drawing is magnificent, with ravishing, detailed cityscapes of Havana, New York and Las Vegas. Swaying, snake-hipped Latin music from Bebo Valdés, Tito Puente and others reinforces the languid, sensual mood.
November 19, 2010
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