Chico and Rita Directed by Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal, Tono Errando
“BEAUTIFUL! A SWAYING, SEXY, DREAM OF A MOVIE! The year's best musical, and one of the year's finest animated films!” The Observer
Oscar®-winning director Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque, Calle 54) and Spain’s legendary illustrator Javier Mariscal celebrate their passion for the music and culture of Cuba with an epic story of love, passion and heartbreak.
Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and desire unite them as they chase their dreams and each other from Havana to New York to Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas. With an original soundtrack by legendary Cuban pianist and five-time Grammy®-winning composer Bebo Valdés, CHICO & RITA captures a defining moment in the evolution of history and jazz, and features the music of (and animated cameos by) Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Cole Porter, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Tito Puente, Chano Pozo, and others.
Making of Chico & Rita Featurette, Audio Commentary with Director Fernando Trueba, U.S. Trailer
2012 Academy Award® Nominee - Best Animated Feature
2012 Best Animated Feature – New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO)
Winner – Best Animated Feature – New York Film Critics Online
Nominated – NAACP Image Awards – Independent Motion Picture, International Motion Picture
Blu-ray Configuration:3-disc set (blu-ray; dvd; CD)
Blu-ray Catalog #:NNVG278791
Digital Catalog #:NNVG10001620
Digital Street date:8/21/2012
Digital Run Time:94 min
Director:Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal, Tono Errando
Crew:Antonio Resines (associate producer), Steve Christian (executive producer), Marc Samuelson (executive producer), Santi Errando (producer), Cristina Huete (producer), Martin Pope (producer), Michael Rose (producer), Fernando Trueba (writer), Ignacio Martinez De Pisón (writer)
“EXUBERANT! BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL!
A visually hypnotic, musically electric film!”
“ALMOST UNIMAGINABLY RICH AND RESONANT!
Sexy, sweet … an animated valentine to Cuba and its music.”
- The New York Times