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Chico & Rita

Chico & Rita

A film by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal

Movie review

Nominated in the Best Animated Film category at the last Oscars, this Spanish production impresses with its gorgeous, traditionally drawn images, which nicely convey the liveliness and colourfulness of the various locations. Taking place in the years leading up to the Cuban Revolution, Chico & Rita depicts the passionate affair between a pianist and a singer, which is put to the test by his infidelities and by her leaving Havana to pursue her career in New York. Music lovers should particularly enjoy the film, which boasts a great soundtrack and features cameos by Charlie Parker, Chano Pozo, Dizzy Gillespie and others. And Rita has got to be the sexiest animated character since Jessica Rabbit!

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