Chico & Rita

Animation
Musik, Tanz, Theater
| 93
Spanish
| English (United States) German (Germany)

Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba presents a magical, sensuous love story that pays tribute to the impact Cuban rhythms had on the New York music scene since the 1940s. The story of CHICO & RITA is set against backdrops of Havana, New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Paris in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unite them, but their journey—in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero—brings heartache and torment. CHICO & RITA was nominated for an Oscar as Best Animated Film and won the European Film Award in that genre, among many other prizes, including Spain's Goya.