Juventud Rebelde newspaper interviews filmmaker Fernando Trueba

29/12/2010 at 1:12 pm Leave a comment

Juventud Rebelde newspaper met with Spanish filmmaker Fernando Trueba during his visit to Havana for the 32nd International Festival of New Latin American Cinema.

Fernando Trueba (January 18, 1955 in Madrid) is a Spanish book editor, screenwriter, film director and producer.

One of Spain’s leading film directors for the past three decades, Fernando Trueba has directed 14 feature films which have won accolades internationally including an Oscar, a Silver Berlin Bear, a BAFTA and no less than a staggering 28 Goya (Spanish Academy) Awards. Formerly the film critic for Spain’s leading daily newspaper El Pais, Fernando Trueba is a director, screenwriter and producer who has worked both in Spain and in Hollywood. He has just completed work on his 15th film, an innovative feature animation Chico and Rita (Chico y Rita), in collaboration with acclaimed designer Javier Mariscal.

Trueba’s latest film Chico y Rita was shown as part of the film festival, just as the director wanted it, at the Yara cinema filled with Cubans. Chico y Rita is an animated film set to Cuban music of the 1940s and 1950s.

Chico y Rita tells the story of a love affair between two musicians that spans six decades and numerous countries and political regimes. In 1948, Chico (voice of Eman Xor Ona) is a hotshot jazz pianist living in Havana, where his reputation as a ladies’ man nearly outshines his talent at the keyboard. One night, Chico sees Rita (voice of Limara Meneses) singing “Love For Sale” at a nightclub, and it’s love at first sight, though Rita is put off by the fact Chico already has a steady girl.

Read the complete article in juventudrebelde.co.cu



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