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Animated Film: Chico & Rita

I never thought I’d be into animated films as much as I seem to be. A Waltz with Bashir and Presepolis definitely made me love them even more. This looks like it’s not only going to be visually stunning but also aurally  with music from the likes of Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker

1948, Havana, Cuba, and a talented young jazz pianist meets a beautiful singer with a captivating voice. United by music and desire, the lovers embark on a passionate and tormented love affair that takes them from Cuba to the neon lights of New York and Las Vegas.

Recreating the exuberance of 1940s Havana, this beautifully animated love story from renowned artist Javier Mariscal and Oscar winner Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque) is imbued with lyrical sensuality and passion, underscored by a sultry original soundtrack from legendary Cuban musician Bebo Valdés, featuring Thelonious Monk, Cole Porter, Dizzy Gillespie Charlie Parker and Chucho Valdés.

It’s released in the UK on the 19th.

via The Barbican & KMBA