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Caloundra

Jokes and Cigarettes Tue night Caloundra

Multi award winning film that tells the story of popular Catalonian entertainer Eugenio Jofra but is also a very moving love story and document about Spain pre and post Franco. Art direction, acting, production, everything first class from David Trueba. "Magnificent." El Pais.

Jokes and Cigarettes  Tue night Caloundra
Jokes and Cigarettes  Tue night Caloundra

Time & Location

20 Aug 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Caloundra, 2/11 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia

About the Event

Jokes And Cigarettes film trailer HERE

Director and writer David Trueba (Living is Easy with Eyes Closed)

JOKES AND CIGARETTES tells the moving true story of the iconic Catalan humourist Eugenio Jofra whose hilarious, deadpan alter-ego became a staple of Spanish comedy in the turbulent 70s, a success that belied considerable turmoil behind the scenes.

Barcelona, mid 1960s, Franco still rules Spain  and its when young jeweller Eugenio meets the gorgeous folk singer Conchita Alcaide and its is love at first sight. Eugenio becomes invested in her career, learning to play guitar, and despite his crippling stage fright they form a duo, Els dos ("The Two"), with Eugenio’s deep voice a counterpart to Conchita’s sweet delivery.

As the couple marries and starts a family, their act achieves some minor success – even competing with Nina Rota and Julio Iglesias to become Spain’s Eurovision entrant – and they secure a residency at a local club. It’s there that a reluctant Eugenio must perform solo one night when Conchita is away, quickly discovering that his talent for telling stories far exceeds his musical abilities.

As word about his show spreads, Eugenio & Conchita perfect an on-stage persona for him that quickly becomes a phenomenon across a depressed nation desperate to laugh, changing their lives forever.

The film expertly recreates the atmosphere of the times  and the laugh-out-loud genius of Eugenio’s stand-up and it also features a terrific soundtrack of 60s and 70s Catalan music.

Trueba’s loving, bittersweet portrait is based on a book by the couple’s son Gerard, capturing the hidden life of a beloved artist who brought joy to so many.

"There’s so much to love here, but ultimately, it’s the beautiful, delicately realised love story that is the beating heart of this film." Film Ink

"Credible and beautiful Cinema." El Pais.

WINNER 7 2024 GAUDÍ AWARDS – incl. Best Actor and Best Actress

WINNER  2024 FEROZ AWARDS - Best Actor

WINNER  2024 SPANISH ACADEMY AWARDS (Goyas) – incl Best Film  From multi-award-winning writer/director David Trueba ('Living Is Easy… With Eyes Closed'),

Tickets

  • Jokes and Cigarettes

    $15.75
    +$0.39 service fee
  • Group Pass (Admits 4)

    $52.00
    +$1.30 service fee

Total

$0.00

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