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Chico and Rita (Animated Feature)

 

Chico & Rita Official Trailer

Chico & Rita Official Trailer

ProducerMagic Light Pictures, Estudio Mariscal, Fernando Trueba
DirectorFernando Trueba
CastMario Guerra, Limara Meneses
AnimationWinter 2008 - Spring 2010
SynopsisNOMINATED - BEST ANIMATED FEATURE 2012 OSCARS

When she suspects Chico with another woman, Rita dumps him and takes a chance to go to America. She begins a meteoric rise to stardom. Heartbroken, Chico follows her, and in New York quickly falls in with the burgeoning jazz and bebop scene. He composes a haunting love song which is played all over the city and which draws Rita back to him. The tempestuous love affair reignites. But they’re torn apart when Rita’s jealous manager shops Chico to immigration and he is forcibly repatriated. It’s 1959 and his return coincides with Castro’s revolution. Travel and the old music are banned, and Chico ends up shining shoes. In the present day, Chico is re-discovered and becomes a star once more. Touring America he tracks down Rita, now an old woman living on the bread line. Their eyes meet, the years fall away and their love is rekindled…
LocationsMagic Light Studios Douglas IOM, Estudio Mariscal Barcelona & Budapest
Websitewww.chicoandrita.co.uk
Uk Release Date19th November 2010
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