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Sex, Maracas & Chihuahuas

Feature documentary | 87' | 2016 | Spain

Directed by Diego Mas Trelles
Produced by Minimal Films, Televisió de Catalunya and Televisión Española - TVE


We are going to tell the story of the only Spaniard with four stars on the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard.
A joyful biopic, full of music, that links two continents. From black and white to colour, with extracts from films shot in studios by the big studios with star filled casts. We’ll pay tribute to the rise of radio and the big orchestras. We’ll recall the legendary clubs, the ballrooms in hotels and casinos shortly after the end of the prohibition. We’ll revive the soundtracks of the great musical films and of television shows. We’ll tell a story of romances, with gangsters, luxury cars and sets with palm trees.

A story that goes from Barcelona to Cuba, and takes in the mecca of cinema and the birth of Las Vegas to the sound of maracas. We are going to tell the incredible life of Xavier Cugat.

With the participation of Isabel Coixet, Joana Biarnés, Nina, Alex Zara, Eduard Fornés, Javier Gurruchaga, Jesús García Dueñas, Joan Valls Óscar Gómez, Roman Gubern and Chucho Valdés


Málaga Spanish Film Festival 2016, Spain.
Krakow Int. Film Festival 2016, "DocfilmMusic". Polonia.
Miami International Film Festival, Competition section (USA, March 2017)

Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (Corea, agosto 2017)
DocsBarcelona Festival Int. de Documentales. Sección “Latitud”, España.

DocumentaMadrid Festival, España 2016.

CinEspaña Festival de Toulouse, Documental de apertura, Francia 2016.
Two Riversides Festival, Poland, 2016.
Festival de Cine de Lima, “Ritmos de Cuba para el mundo” (Perú, 2016)
Sound Track Cologne, “See the Sound” (Germany, 2016)
Cambridge Film Festival, Sección Producciones catalanas, United Kingdom 2016.
Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival (Scotland, 06 – 20 October 2016)
FICCALI (Colombia, 10 – 14 November 2016)
Mostra Viva del Mediterrani - Valencia - (Spain, 2016)
31st Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Ventana documental, Argentina 2016.
Semaine du Cinéma Hispanique, Clermont-Ferrand (Francia, marzo 2017)
Association du Cinéma Espagnol Miradas Hispanas, Avignon (Francia, febrero 2017)
Festival Internacional de Punta del Este “Sección especial de cine y música” (Uruguay, febrero 2017)
IX Premios Gaudí, nominada a mejor película documental (España, enero 2017)
Festival Internacional del nuevo cine latinoamericano de la Habana (Cuba, diciembre 2016)
 Qurt Jazz Festival (España, noviembre 2016)
Festival Internacional de Jazz de Madrid (España, noviembre 2016)