Goya Award winning Alvaro Longoria, after being one of the very few filmmakers to be granted access to North Korea or travelling with Javier Bardem to discover the depths of Antarctica in submarine, is the perfect director to tackle the craziest adventure of Spanish speaking Rock. TEQUILA, dubbed as the Spanish-language Rolling Stones crossed the Atlantic leaving the Argentinean military dictatorship to land in Spain, which had just left behind 40 years of its own oppressive regime. Unexpected even for them (to the dismay of Tv executives who saw their family programmes being ruined by the band and fans performances alike) and thanks to songs that became classics to several generations, the rise to stardom was one of the quickest ever told…and only matched by their drug-fuelled downfall.
With never-before-seen historical footage (in case you ever wondered what Almodovar singing career dressed as a woman could have been if not becoming the world renown director he is today).
TEQUILA. SEX, DRUGS AND ROCK & ROLL is a documentary about legendary Argentinean / Spanish rock band Tequila featuring the participation of surviving members Ariel Rot, Alejo Stivel and Felipe Lipe. Narrated by Rot’s sister, actress Cecilia Roth (ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER), it tells the story of the group, which emerged in the late 1970s and whose songs reflected the spirit of a generation determined to shake off decades of dictatorship. Five young men who were catapulted to fame overnight but were destroyed by their own success.