El Ruiseñor y la Noche. Chavela Vargas canta a Lorca

Director Rubén Rojo Aura
Colombia, Mexico, Spain / 73 min. / 2015 / Spanish


A story about falling in love: Chavela Vargas and Federico García Lorca, “siblings in another life”.  Vargas, fan and shaman, seeks to “throw a party for Federico”: at 93 years of age, she travels to Spain to pay tribute to the murdered poet. As her last concert draws near, we approach her hypnotic aura, memories and words. 


A project that is pure phantasmagorical passion: Chavela Vargas and Federico García Lorca, "siblings in another life". "I've been in love with Federico since I was a little girl", affirms Vargas, singer and shaman, who, at 93 years of age, travels to Spain to pay her respects to the murdered poet. Or, in the words of the singer and poetess: "throw a party for Federico". As the day draws near, we curl up beside her hypnotic aura, evocations and words. Again and again, she recites her own songs and Lorca's verses, by heart. Her family and friends talk to us about this marriage in another dimension, and her life is demystified before our eyes. How she slept in the bedroom where Lorca had slept. How she suffered a stroke years later, and returned from the dead, more connected than ever with the universe. The circle closes with Lorca's grandnieces the stones chant", someone tells us. Martirio, Miguel Poveda and others join the ode. Chavela's final concert would be her last appearance before she died.  


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in festivals
Guadalajara International Film Festival, México Film Festival, Indio In-Edit México, Doc n´Roll Film Festival, Cinespaña Toulouse Festival, Seattle Latino Film Festival.

Chavela Vargas, Sara Baras, Miguel Poveda, Mario Avila, Lila Downs, Laura García Lorca, María Cortina, Liliana Achuy-Fan.

Jaime Panqueva, César Tejeda, Rubén Rojo

Natalia Bruschtein

Iván Vilchis Ibarra

Sound designer
León Bertone

Music Composer
León Bertone

Mariana Guevara Aura, Rubén Rojo Aura

Film company
Monkey Head FIlms, Mago Production, Señal Colombia, Canal 22

Film distributor
Mago Audiovisual Production

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