Centred around exclusive interview and performance footage of Chavela Vargas shot in 1991. This documentary is narrated by the woman herself. Chavela weaves an arresting portrait of a woman who dared to dress, speak, sing, and dream her unique life into being.


“A pioneer who is probably Donald Trump’s ultimate nightmare – a Mexican lesbian diva who can wring your very soul.”

(Source: The Guardian, review by Jonathan Romney)
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  • October 7, 2017 (17.50, Edinburgh: Filmhouse)
  • October 19, 2017 (17:30, Stirling: Macrobert Arts Centre)


  • Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi

Main Cast

  • Pedro Almodóvar, Elena Benarroch, Miguel Bosé

Release Year

  • 2017


  • Mins: 90'