BIFF 2018: 26. september - 4. oktober
International documentary

Chavela

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Chavela
Mexico / USA / 2017 / 1 t. 30 min.
LANGUAGE:
spansk/engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Chavela Vargas, Pedro Almodóvar, Elena Benarroch, Miguel Bosé, Liliana Felipe, Laura García-Lorca
DIRECTOR:
Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Natalia Cuevas, Catherine Gund, Paula Gutiérrez Orio
Lady sings the booze

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)

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