Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fernando Trueba comes stomping in the world of animation with "Chico and Rita"

Article: Emol.cultura
Dedicated to Cuban musician Bebo Valdes, this animated feature took the Best Film Award at the International Animation Festival in Holland.

Directed by Trueba and Javier Mariscal hand, won the Award for Best Film at the International Animation Festival Holland (HAFF) by unanimous decision of the jury.

Through this FIML viewers will be moved to "a vivid and vibrant time in the history of jazz".

"It's a classic love story that unites different continents and time points, using music to weave a web of memories and nostalgia to create a beautiful and sad story," said the jury.

"Chico & Rita" tells the love story between a pianist and a singer, for whom life is coming together and apart, like a bolero. Moreover, it is also the story of New York and Havana between 40 and 50.

The soundtrack of this co-production between Spain and the UK is run by Bebo Valdes, who was assisted by Estrella Morente and an impressive list of Cuban and American musicians. Its release is scheduled for November 19 in the UK and Ireland.

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