Chavela Vargas was an immensely popular Mexican singer, known for her lush and tortured voice. She enthralled her audience and became an icon throughout the Spanish-speaking world. From enormous amounts of material that cover 20 years of Chavela's career, director Catherine Gund has crafted an evocative love letter to an astonishing singer – not to mention one of the best music documentaries this year. Meet the tequila-tormented enfant terrible who had an affair with Frida Kahlo and is Pedro Almodóvar's favorite artist.
Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi
Catherine Gund (Australia, 1965) Filmography: DISPATCHES FROM CLEVELAND (2017), BORN TO FLY (2014), WHAT'S ON YOUR PLATE? (2009), MAKING GRACE (2004), ON HOSTILE GROUND (2000)