Oscar nominated film by director Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque) and the acclaimed Spanish designer Javier Mariscal. A passionate, animated love story set to a brilliant soundtrack of Cuban jazz.
Cuba, 1948. 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, two passionate individuals battle impossible odds to unite in music and love.
Directed by Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal and Tono Errando
Music by Bebo Valdés
Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film, 84th Academy Awards 2012 Winner of Best Animated Feature, European Film Awards 2011
Distributed in the UK by CinemaNX Distribution
International sales by Hanway Films
To watch the Chico & Rita trailer, click here