Q&A with the Directors of Chavela
What people are saying about Chavela
"This engrossing documentary by Catherine Gund, and Daresha Kyi has a wealth of archival footage, including a very revealing interview with Chavela recorded in 1992. It was however the liberal use of clips of her performing through various parts of her life and career that really captured the true essence of why this legendary singer was so adored." - QueerGuru
Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi’s award-winning Chavela Vargas documentary has found a home. Music Box Films has acquired the U.S. rights to “Chavela” and is planning a theatrical release for October. - Women and Hollywood/Variety
"How does one pay a cinematographic tribute to an icon such as Mexican singer Chavela Vargas, who embodies utter simplicity and utmost complexity at the same time? This is what filmmakers Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi achieved with their documentary Chavela, a moving and thought-provoking portrait of the enigmatic singer who helped change the way we see ranchera music and who redefined what it means to be a female singer in the macho world of Mexico."
from Pair successfully directs "Chavela," the story of an idiosyncratic star - Latin Lover
"...by smoking like a chimney and drinking as if there were no tomorrow."
from Chavela: "macha", free and proud. - El Mundo
"Un trabajo que proyecta la vida y obra de la costarricense más mexicana"
from Chavela Vargas documentary gets good reviews at Berlinale. - The Huffington Post
from Berlin Film Review: ‘Chavela - Variety