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chico & rita

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.

Creative details
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

Chico & Rita
Chico & Rita
Chico & Rita
One of the year’s finest animated films… utterly delightful.
Philip French, The Observer
For all the hopeless romantics out there.
Exquisitely composed storytelling.
The Independent