Lorum Ipsum

Chico and Rita

A passionate love story set to a brilliant soundtrack of Cuban jazz. Animated Feature [Oscar nominated animation by Tono Errando and Javier Mariscal, 2011. Starring Limara Meneses, Mario Guerra and Eman Xor Oña.]


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


"One of the year's finest animated films... utterly delightful."

Philip French, The Observer