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Chavela

Chavela

2017 / United States, Mexico, Spain / 93 min / N-13
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Director(s) - Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi
Screenwriter(s) - Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi
Actors - Chavela Vargas, Pedro Almodóvar, Miguel Bosé, Liliana Felipe, Laura García-Lorca, Mariana Gyalui, Patria Jiménez Flores
Producer(s) - Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi
Cinematographer - Natalia Cuevas, Catherine Gund, Paula Gutiérrez Orio
Editor(s) - Carla Gutierrez
Composer(s) - Gil Talmi
Sales agent - Latido Films
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Dialogues - Spanish, English
Subtitles - Lithuanian, English

Singer Chavela Vargas gained a name for herself firstly in Mexico and later worldwide chiefly for her interpretation of traditional rancheras. These songs were mainly composed by men and mostly speak of unfulfilled love for women, world-weariness and loneliness. Chavela performed them with her own unique feeling for rhythm and her distinctively rough and yet vulnerable voice. Her masculine appearance and red poncho made her unmistakable. In Acapulco, which in the 1960s was the playground for the rich and famous in the world of politics and culture, she rubbed shoulders with many celebrities, turning the heads of Frida Kahlo and Ava Gardner with her charm and striking beauty.

Filmography

Catherine Gund
2017 – Siuntiniai iš Klivlendo (dok. f.) / Dispatches from Cleveland (doc.)
2017 – Chavela (dok. f.) / Chavela (doc.)
2014 – Gimusi skraidyti: Elizabeth Streb prieš gravitaciją (dok. f.) / Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity (doc.)
2009 – Kas tavo lėkštėje? (dok. f.) / What's on Your Plate? (doc.)

Daresha Kyi
2017 – Chavela (dok. f.) / Chavela (doc.)
1991 – Žemė, kur mirė mano tėvai (trumpametražis) / Land Where My Fathers Died (short)
1988 – Ploniausia linija (trumpametražis) / The Thinnest Line (short)