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Animated Musical Feature Love Story “Chico & Rita” Screens Tomorrow!


Previously profiled on Shadow And Act… the animated feature film titled Chico And Rita, written and directed by Fernando Trueba, will screen for only the second time (according to IMDB) in the USA, since the Telluride Film Festival last September.

The film has since been released in the UK, Spain and Greece, with other festival screenings in France and Canada (Toronto), and will finally head back to the US for a screening at the Miami International Film Festival, which starts tomorrow, the 4th of March.

Said to have taken 6 years to make, the film, classified as an “epic love story” set in Havana, New York, Paris and Las Vegas, takes place in the 1940.

Its synopsis reads: “Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey – in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero – brings heartache and torment. From Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas, the two battle impossible odds to unite in music and love.

The animated musical feature film features musical cameos from the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and other jazz greats.

No word on further distribution, but, if you happen to be in Miami this weekend, check it out if you can, and let us know how it goes.

Color me curious on this one. Here’s its trailer:


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