Chavela (2017, 75 min)

Director & Producer: Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi

"Mesmerizes with its impressionistic blend of archival photos, musical performances, concert footage and candid interviews with the legendary singer herself, as well with her ardent friends like Pedro Almodóvar and former lovers." - Claudia Puig, TheWrap

"La película tiene una magia especial y es la permanente presencia de la música, cada evento es matizado con un tema interpretado por la misma protagonista, en una comunión diegética que no riñe, sino envuelve al espectador como si se tratara de un ritual de enamoramiento..."

Antonio Moreno, Dias Tematicos

“The result is something intimate—a film depicting not only her life in terms but perhaps a bit of her soul, too." - Jacob Seferian, Alt Citizen


Through its lyrical structure, “Chavela” takes viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist Chavela Vargas. Centered around never before-seen interview footage of Chavela shot 20 years before her death in 2012, and guided by the stories in Chavela’s songs, the film weaves an arresting portrait of a woman who dared to dress, speak, sing, and dream her unique life into being.

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