„Chavela” – the special screening

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On Tuesday June 13, at 6 PM we would like to invite to a screening organised jointly by our Festival and the Transatlantyk Festival (14 – 22 July).


The film “Chavela” directed by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi about a famous singer Chavela Vargas (191-2012) won the Audience Award at this year’s Berlinale. It will be the second, after the Krakow Film Festival, screening of this documentary in Poland.

Chavela Vargas for years sang about Mexican streets. She released her first record only in 1961. However, more than 80 other records were released in the following years.
Cinema-lovers can remember her appearance in in “Frida” (2002) (dir. Julie Taymor). She sang “La Llorona”, while “Paloma Negra” has also been included on the film soundtrack. Her appearance beside Salma Hayek was made even more sensational due to the singer’s love affair with Frida Kahlo.