Saturday, October 20, 2012

Chico & Rita (2010)

Director(s): Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba. 94 min. Not Rated. Spain/UK. Animation.

I take back what I said two posts below. Maybe last year did offer some good animation after all. Chico & Rita, the Oscar-nominated story of a constantly-feuding pianist and a singer who can't let go of each other no matter how far apart around the world they are, is a celebration of Cuban music, a celebration of Cuban culture, but above all, a celebration of life. The "adults-only" animation's enchanting 3D perspectives and well-drawn shadows made this one of the most memorable I'd ever seen. This should have won the Oscar last year; not Rango.

PS: Chico & Rita is streaming on Netflix.

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