The life of Chavela Vargas will be hitting the big screen later this year…
Music Box Films has secured distribution rights to Chavela, the documentary on the late Costa Rican-born Mexican singer-songwriter, who was known as “la voz áspera de la ternura,” the rough voice of tenderness.
Directed by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi, the documentary features interviews and performance footage from the late singer, who passed away in 2012 at the age of 93. According her official Facebook page, her last words were “I leave with Mexico in my heart.”
Music Box, who has rights in all platforms in the U.S., will release the film theatrically in October.
The documentary premiered to critical acclaim at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.
Vargas, the muse to Oscar winning filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, earned a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Recording Academy at the Latin Grammys in 2007.