From Frida Kahlo to Pedro Almodovar, an inspired artist, this story composed of rare images reveals a woman with iconoclastic life and a striking modernity.
The figurehead of Mexican Ranchera music, CHAVELA VARGAS, will forever be full of stories and legends. Did Chavela really slipped late into the night into the husbands’ rooms to steal their wife?
Did she really run away with Ava Gardner at Elisabeth Taylor’s wedding? Before her triumphant return to Spain thanks to the support and admiration of Pedro Almodovar, she had stopped singing for so long that people had thought she was dead. Dressed as a man, smoking and drinking like a man, wearing a pistol, CHAVELA has never ceased to assert his freedom, his singularity, his identity and his passion for music and lyrics.