Chico y Rita (Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal, and Tono Errando, 2010)

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Jun-Dai and Lucía at home on 26 May 2013.

Jun-Dai:
For the life of me I cannot remember why this film was in my queue. In any case, we watched it. The animation style was not appealing and the story wasn’t great, but it was engaging enough that we made it through to the end. The music was nice, even if it felt a bit anachronistic at times (Rita’s opening performance of Besame Mucho seemed like the sort of slow, minimalistic rendition you’d get in the last couple of decades). The film certainly romanticises pre-Castro Cuba in contrast to its rather stark depiction of modern Cuba (and mixed view of pre-Civil Rights USA).

There was a pretty stunning range of countries in the closing credits—making this film must have involved a lot of odd-hours conference calls.

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