The Vancouver International Film Festival presents:
Dir. Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi (USA/MEXICO/SPAIN, 2017, 90min)
Friday, December 29, 2017, 4:10pm
Vancouver International Film Festival & Centre
1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3M7 Canada
“A bull . . . kicking against life,” is how Chavela Vargas describes her own persona. The legendary Central American singer – whose songs of grief and suffering regularly crop up in the films of Pedro Almodóvar – never had an easy ride, and gave as good as she got, but this portrait suggests that hard times fuelled great art.