reż|dir Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi | ES, MX, USA | 2017 | 90 min
prod|pro Catherine Gund, Lina Badenes, Lynda Weinman zdj|ph Natalia Cuevas, Catherine Gund, Paula Gutiérrez Orio muz|mus Gil Talmi mon|ed Carla Gutierrez ob|cast Pedro Almodóvar, Miquel Bosé, Elena Benarroch, Jose Alfredo Jimenez Jr. dys|dis Latido Film


A biography of Chavela Vargas (1919—2012), a Hispanic singer, performer, actress, “the first Mexican woman to wear trousers”, feminist, and Frida Kahlo’s lover. Although she made her debut at the age of 42, she released as many as 80 albums. Chavela’s lyrics about her lust for women, broken hearts, and the elusiveness of feelings are a reflection of the story of her long life. Full of dramatic plot twists and adversities, Chavela’s biography has been skillfully transferred onto the big screen and has won this year’s Berlinale Audience Award. Dressed in a red poncho and singing about lesbian love, Chavela has made her mark in history not only as an artist, but also, and more significantly, as a Mexican culture revolutionary.

2017 Berlin International Film Festival — Audience Award — Second place for Best Documentary, nominated for Teddy Award
2017 Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ FF — Audience Award, Honorable Mention

Catherine Gund (1965) An Australia-born American director, producer, and screenwriter. An activist making interventional films for the LGBTQ persons and communities. In her engaging documentaries, she presents the advantages and points out the shortcomings of the American healthcare system. Her films have been featured on television and at film festivals all around the world. She lives in New York City and brings up her four children.

Daresha Kyi (1962) A film and TV producer; screenwriter and director, graduate of the NYU Film School. Not only has she operated the camera, but also appeared in short films and in television programs. In the latter, she successfully played different roles—reporter, correspondent, and host of the TV programs about fashion, music and cinema.

Catherine Gund
2017 Depesze z Cleveland|Dispatches from Cleveland
2017 Chavela
2014 Urodzona by latać: Elizabth Streb kontra grawitacja|Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity
2009 Co masz na talerzu?|What’s on Your Plate?
1998 Alleluja! Ron Athey: Historia wyzwolenia|Hallelujah! Ron Athey: A Story of Deliverance

Daresha Kyi
2017 Chavela
1991 Kraina, w której umarł mój ojciec|Land Where My Father Died (krótki|short)
1988 Najcieńsza linia|The Thinnest Line (krótki|short)

© Festiwal Filmu i Sztuki Dwa Brzegi Kazimierz Dolny Janowiec nad Wisłą
Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow