Sex, maracas and chihuahuas

DOCSBARCELONA/Edition 2016 / Festival / Latitud DocsBarcelona / Sex, maracas and chihuahuas

THE STORY

The incredible life of Xavier Cugat, the only Spaniard with two stars in Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame. From black and white to colour, we take a tour of classic Hollywood through film excerpts where the versatile artist met big stars such as Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra and Greta Garbo. A tribute to the rise of radio and big orchestras, rediscovering iconic clubs, hotel ballrooms and casinos from the end of the Prohibition era. Love stories, mafia, luxury cars, palm-tree settings. A cheerful and glamorous biopic journeying through two continents, from Cuba to Barcelona via the movie Mecca and the birth of Las Vegas, with the music of maracas.


THE DIRECTOR

Diego Mas was born in Spain. He is a producer and director, known for Cama adentro (2004), No sos vos, soy yo (2004) and Ataque verbal (1999). Programmer at Documenta Madrid Film Festival. Producer and Director of commercial ads, music videos, TV programs and numerous documentaries for TV Channels such as: ARTE, TVE, Canal + France, Canal + Spain, TVG, FR3, TF1, ARD, ZDF, SWF, WDR, MDR, USA Networks, VH1,Calle 13 and Canal 22.

The Q&A with the director will be in Spanish without translation.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Festival de Málaga – Spain, 2016

Documenta Madrid – Spain, 2016

INTERACTIVE NAVIGATION: THE WEBDOC OF THE PROJECT WILL BE SCREENED ON THURSDAY MAY 26th

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Sex, maracas and chihuahuas

Diego Mas

Spain (2016)

87min.

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Language: Spanish, English

Executive production: Albert Solé

Photography: Raúl Cuevas

Edition: Iria Sanjurjo

Sound: Marc Casademunt, Inés Almirón

Production: Minimal Films

Web: minimalfilms.com