Animation, Spain / GB, 2010, 93 min, Spanish with German subtitles
What happens when Oscar-winning Fernando Trueba ("Calle 54") and the well-known Spanish designer Javier Mariscal celebrate their enthusiasm for Cuban music and culture in an animated film? "Chico & Rita" is a fiery love bolero that dances its way through the intricately illustrated backdrops of Havana to New York, Hollywood, Paris, Las Vegas and back. Bebo Valdés composed the film music and compiled classics of Latin Jazz, while Estrella Morente puts in a breath-taking guest star appearance as singer. A "sensational film musical" (Daily Telegraph)
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