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Chico and Rita - Love and latin Jazz - Shows at TIFF 2010

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Chico and Rita - Love and latin Jazz - Shows at TIFF 2010

Postby hcjehg » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:28 am

Chico & Rita, is an epic, animated love story set within the splendour of Cuban culture, history and music. Beginning in 1948, Chico & Rita tells a tale of passion and creation worthy of a bolero, the Latin America ballad of anguish and heartache.
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Old Havana is recreated with masterful fervour; the filmmakers use warm, bright hues to capture the charms and vibrancy of this captivating city. The palette shifts towards a monochromatic tone when the narrative moves to New York, and the result is a striking contrast between differing cultures.

Chico and Rita will be shown at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2010.

Screening Times

  • Thursday September 16 9:00:00 PM VARSITY 8
  • Friday September 17 9:00:00 AM Tiff Bell LightBox 1
  • Sunday September 19 9:15:00 PM SCOTIABANK THEATRE 4
Here is a link to a TV transmission about Chico & Rita. It is in Spanish and very intersting

http://www.tv3.cat/videos/1075779/Mariscal-i-Trueba-associats

Here is an english fact sheet (http://www.designmuseum.org/media/item/75103/2070/Chico-Rita-Film-Release-FINAL.pdf) about "Chico and Rita" to complement the video.

Here are two more links to spanish TV about Chico & Rita

http://www.tv3.cat/videos/1077549

http://www.rtve.es/noticias/20090326/trueba-mariscal-preparan-su-primera-pelicula-animacion-ambientada-habana/254272.shtml

There is also a Facebook page to follow

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chico-y-Rita/60604281713?v=wall

Also check out the photos section here

http://www.facebook.com/photos.php?id=60604281713

and especially the "Making Chico&Rita in Estudio Mariscal" photos of the spanish studio "Estudio Mariscal"

For those interested in seeing a bit of artwork from the film, we have been granted permission to show some artwork in our "Case story" section.

See the "Global concept" section for Chico & Rita, there is a slide show. Here is the direct link to the page:

http://www.hobsoft.net/cases/chico

I hope you will enjoy the images.

On this page you can also find technical info about how HoBSoft set up this production, but here in short:

We set up the complete infrastructure for automated deliveries (Harmony export, transfers, import AND rendering) from the following studios:

  • Estudio Mariscal (Main studio, Layouts, Compositing and Direction + others, Spain)
  • Kecskemét Film (Cleanup, Kecskemét-Hungary)
  • Lightstar Studios (Animation, Cleanup, Sao Paolo-Brazil)
  • Animagic (Animation, Cleanup, Madrid-Spain)
  • Jet Media (Animation and some Cleanup, Riga-Latvia)
  • Magic Light Pictures (Ink and Paint, Douglas-Isle of Man)
  • HolyCow Animation (Animation, Cleanup, Ink and Paint, Manilla-Phillipines)
It was drawn on paper and line-tested, hi-res scanned and colored in ToonBoom Harmony.

The project was made with automatic exchange of ToonBoom Harmony projects between the studios, including Color Palettes. Besides that automatic rendering of Harmony scenes in the central studio and automatic update of several Final Cut Pro projects and media files in different studios.

I hope you will enjoy, I will once it comes to my local cinema :-)

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Chico and Rita also shows in London 6 oct

Postby hcjehg » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:32 am

Chico and Rita will apparently also be shown at London Spanish Film Festival 6 Oct at 08:30pm

THE LONDON SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL takes place at:

Ciné lumière
at the Institut français
17 Queensberry Place
South Kensington
London SW7 2DT
Box Office: 020 7073 1350
http://www.institut-francais.org.uk

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Re: Chico and Rita at Barbican Film 25 September, 19:00

Postby hcjehg » Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:37 am

Chico & Rita - Special Preview

25 September 2010, 19:00, Cinema 1

Recreating 1940s Havana, this is beautifully animated love story from Javier Mariscal and Oscar winner Fernando Trueba, with original soundtrack from legendary Cuban musicians

http://www.barbican.org.uk/film/event-detail.asp?ID=11211

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Chico and Rita - An explosion in color, design and misic

Postby hcjehg » Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:06 am

This film is a visual explosion in colors and design, not to mention the audio side of the film.
The film is scored by none other than Bebo Valdes, who takes up the right side of the screen in the clip below, while his son, Chucho, is on the left.
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Re: Chico and Rita - Love and latin Jazz - Shows at TIFF 201

Postby hcjehg » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:30 pm

From the facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Chico-y-Rita/60604281713

Chico and Rita will be released in the UK on 19 November.

Check out the UK Facebook page for more details. UK website coming soon.
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Northamerican premiere

Postby hcjehg » Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:36 am

According to this:

http://www.tellurideinside.com/2010/09/ ... -2010.html

Chico and Rita was shown at TFF37-Colorado Saturday.

Did any one see it ?

What is your reaction ?

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Chico & Rita, images from the central studio Estudio Marisca

Postby hcjehg » Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:24 am

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=7 ... 8639018711

This link is to photos taken during the production of Chico & Rita. It gives a peek into the ambiance in some European animation studios :-)

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Chico and Rita - Film Stills

Postby hcjehg » Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:30 am

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Trailer out now:

Postby hcjehg » Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:10 am

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