Chico & Rita (2010)

Directed By – Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal & Fernando Trueba

Screenplay By – Ignacio Martínez de Pisón & Fernando Trueba

Starring Eman Xor Oña & Limara Meneses

94 min.

This is a must see while it’s on Netflix. The animation is unique . The story is genuine. And the music is fucking great.

Chico & Rita is a love story that works on so many levels. Chico is a Cuban pianist while Rita is a Cuban singer and the two of them come together to make magic. Chico & Rita isn’t just a love story between two Cubans as they navigate through the sticky waters of careers in music but it’s a love story of Cuban music in the 1940s and the musical styles of a time that came before rock bands, celebrating New York jazz greats and Cuban international talents alike.

Not many movies this month have been as enjoyable and well done as Chico & Rita and one can fully grasp the time and atmosphere of a time that feels long forgotten.

God Bless America

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