Father Cigarette

Don Froilán is a priest in a small village, in which he is known as “Father Cigarette”, as he always has a lit cigarette in his mouth. Given his good-natured disposition, he sees himself one day taking in a deviant girl called Rosita, kicked from her house by his step-father Aniceto after losing her honor with the rich boy of the village, Bernabé, and getting pregnant.

 

THEMES: Adolescence, Coming of Age, Discrimination, Family, Exclusion, Intolerance, Youth, Maternity, Paternity, Religion, Sex, Society, Survival 

 

GENRE: Comedy

 

RELEVANT FACTS:

This play was a big success in Buenos Aires (Argentina) during the Spanish Civil War. It is considered one of the best comedies of the author. It was taken to the big screen in a Chilean production by Roberto de Ribón, and a Spanish version directed by Juan de Orduña.

Arniches was part of the brilliant Generation of '98, and comedies were his specialty. Many of his plays were adapted to cinema.

 

POTENTIAL AUDIOVISUAL FORMAT: TV Series, TV Miniseries, Film, TV Movie

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