Stills from Chico and Rita by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal
Interview with Javier Mariscal, designer and animator of the movie Chico and Rita.
For this exciting interview: Pop the link!http://www.londondesignfestival.com/blog/javier-mariscal-interview-chico-and-rita-and-doing-what-you-want-not-what-market-asks
Chico and Rita is an animated feature-length film directed by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal. The story of Chico and Rita is set against backdrops of Havana, New York City,Las Vegas, Hollywood and Paris in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
Synopsis - A gifted songwriter and beautiful singer chase their dreams – and each other – from Havana to New York and Las Vegas. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unite them, but their journey – in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero – brings heartache and torment.
Collaborators - Director Fernando Trueba met designer and artist Javier Mariscal ten years ago when he asked him to create a poster for his Latin jazz documentary Calle 54. So began a collaboration that saw Mariscal design all the artwork for Trueba’s Calle 54 Records, make animated pop promos for the label, and together create a jazz-music restaurant in Madrid. The idea to make an animated feature film emerged out of one of those pop promos, La Negra Tomasa by Cuban musician Compay Segundo. - Wikipedia
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CHICO & RITA will be at the 47th Chicago International Film Festival this month!
- Fri Oct 14, 3:15pm , EFCHIC1 – $5
- Sat Oct 15, 8:00pm , EFCHIC2 – $13/$10
- Sun Oct 16, 12:30pm , EFCHIC3 – $13/$10
Directors: Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal and Tono Errando
Amidst the Afro-Cuban rhythms of Havana in the 1940s, Chico and Rita fall immediately in love. But infidelity and their respective pursuit of fame both unite and pull them apart for the next six decades. Spanish filmmaker and music producer Fernando Trueba (La Belle Epoque, Calle 54), graphic artist Javier Mariscal, and animator Tono Errando pay tribute to the great Afro-Cuban and Be-bop musicians of the 40s and 50s in this delightfully sensuous animated film.
English, Spanish with subtitles, 94 min