Directed By – Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal & Fernando Trueba
Screenplay By – Ignacio Martínez de Pisón & Fernando Trueba
Starring Eman Xor Oña & Limara Meneses
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