Most widely held works about Televisión Española
Most widely held works by Televisión Española
Volver Return ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 1,713 libraries worldwide
The central focus in Volver is a family of women: mother and grandmother Irene, her daughters Raimunda and Sole, and Raimunda's 14-year-old daughter Paula. Irene is dead: She died with the girls' father in a fire many years ago in their birth village in La Mancha. Raimunda lives in Madrid with Paula and her shiftless husband, who is malevolent, irrelevant, or absent. Separated Sole runs an unlicensed beauty parlor in her apartment. Their old aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and speaks about her sister Irene as if she were still alive. When the aunt dies, some things change, many things return, and Raimunda's troubles become extremely complicated. She bustles through them with passionate determination, a hard-working woman pulled in fifty directions, making a life for her family, reveling in every emotion but self-pity.
Biutiful ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 975 libraries worldwide
"Biutiful" takes place in grimy and crowded parts of Barcelona that are a world away from that city's tourist attractions. Uxbal is a midlevel mobster, in charge of Chinese sweatshop workers making counterfeit watches and bags, and the African vendors who sell them. He collects and dispenses money, and runs interference with the cops. He also has two young children, a mentally unstable former wife, and a terminal illness. He is trying, despite his job, to be a good man, a good father. He tries to be stoical, tough, and compassionate, but he suffers because he cannot do good things, and he cares about the consequences of his actions.
El secreto de sus ojos The secret in their eyes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 971 libraries worldwide
Recently retired criminal court investigator Benjamín decides to write a novel based on a twenty-five-year-old unresolved rape and murder case which still haunts him. Sharing his plans with Irene, the beautiful judge and former colleague, Benjamín's initial involvement with the case is shown through flashbacks as he sets out to identify the murderer. But Benjamín's search for the truth will put him at the center of a judicial nightmare, as the mystery of the heinous crime continues to unfold in the present, testing the limits of a man seeking justice and personal fulfillment at last.
The secret life of words ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 600 libraries worldwide
Hannah, a recluse who wears a hearing aid, is forced by her employer to take a vacation. On holiday she finds a job on an oil rig caring for Josef, a burn victim who has temporarily lost his sight. Hannah's job is to care for Josef until he is stable enough to be transferred. There is almost no one on the rig, except a cook, an oceanographer and a few others out at sea. Hannah tends to Josef and he slowly breaks her shell of silence.
La mala educación Bad education ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 595 libraries worldwide
Filmmaker Enrique gets a visit from an aspiring actor claiming to be his old school friend Igancio, who has written a story about their traumatic childhood spent at Catholic school. In the story, a drag performer attempts to blackmail a predatory priest by exposing their scandalous past. When Enrique produces a film based on the story, the villainous priest from their school days arrives to tell his own version of the events.
Calle 54 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 574 libraries worldwide
Introduced to Latin jazz in the 1980s, when he was beginning his career as a director, Fernando Trueba has since become a devoted fan of the music. Noted jazz artists have scored for some of his films and he took his love of the music one step further in which he gathered together a number of his favorite Latin jazz artists for a series of interviews and performances.
El abuelo The grandfather ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in Spanish and held by 565 libraries worldwide
When news of his son's death brings old Count Albrit home to Spain after years abroad, he's pleased to meet his two charming young granddaughters. But one of the girls is not his son's daughter, and therefore not his true heir. The determined Count sets out to discover which granddaughter is worthy of his love and name.
Ay, Carmela ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 533 libraries worldwide
Aragón, Spain, 1938. Carmela and her two companions quit their posts as entertainers for the Republican troops in search for a better fortune. By mistake, they cross over to the Nationalist zone, get arrested and are given the chance to perform for their freedom.
The life of Leonardo da Vinci ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 524 libraries worldwide
The man who painted the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper was considered the most brilliant mind of the Renaissance, if not in all of history. This portrait of Leonardo da Vinci is a compelling version of his life as well as a serious study of his work and the inventive capacity of this century genius.
Cabeza de Vaca ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in Spanish and held by 500 libraries worldwide
In 1528 a Spanish expedition founders off the coast of Florida. 600 lives are lost. One survivor, Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca, roams across the American continent searching for his Spanish comrades. Instead he discovers the Iguase, an ancient Indian tribe. Over the next eight years, Cabeza de Vaca learns their mystical culture, becoming a healer--and a leader. But soon this New World collides with the Old World as Spanish conquistadors seek to enslave the Indians, and Cabeza de Vaca must confront his own people and his past.
Matador ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 476 libraries worldwide
Diego is a matador unable to practice his craft after being badly gored. Maria is a successful Madrid lawyer. Diego teaches bullfighting to Angel, who wants to bullfight so he can die an exciting death and escape his strict, guilt-inducing Catholic mother. Angel has confessed to a string of recent murders--which he assumes he must be responsible for--having seen them happen in a series of hallucinatory visions, and Maria is defending him. Thanks to Angel, Diego and Maria finally meet. They might have gone through life forever unfulfilled were it not for him -- now they have each found someone with whom to share the ultimate pleasure. All that remains for them is the execution of their Liebestod.
Christians, Jews, and Moslems in Medieval Spain ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
Describes the history of Spain from 711 to 1492, a period of Arab domination and intellectual ferment.
Flores de otro mundo ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 409 libraries worldwide
A group of women are brought by bus trip to a remote Spanish village overwhelmingly populated by men. The women dream of a better life while the men deal with more romantic yearnings.
La mala educación Bad education ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 376 libraries worldwide
Two lifelong friends revisit some painful memories from their Catholic school days, with unexpected consequences.
Un Señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes A very old man with enormous wing ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1991 in Spanish and held by 371 libraries worldwide
Amid the debris of a Colombian cyclone lands a man whose seemingly miraculous anatomy attracts the curious and devout from around the world. Silent and disheveled, this fantastical "creature" is housed in a chicken coop as onlookers wait for his heavenly message which turns out to be a very mixed blessing.
Machuca ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Spanish and Turkish and held by 354 libraries worldwide
"Explores Chile's bloody 1973 coup through the coming-of-age story of a pair of 12-year-old boys. From opposite extremes of society, Gonzalo and Pedro form an unlikely friendship as politics rip their world apart"--Container.
The Feudal system ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
This program covers the social and economic organization of Europe in the Middle Ages: life in a farming hamlet; roles of the feudal lord, tenant farmers, and serfs; construction of the medieval castle; the medieval social organization; the role of the Church and clergy; courtley love and other literary inventions.
Milagro en Roma Miracle in Rome ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1991 in Spanish and held by 349 libraries worldwide
The story of Margarito Duarte, whose 7 year-old daughter dies suddenly. Visiting her grave 12 years later, he finds his daughter's body just as he left it. After his townspeople call the event a miracle, he tries to have his daughter declared a saint, but it will take a miracle of a different order to get his wish.
Lugares comunes Common ground ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 319 libraries worldwide
Fernando, a respected university professor, and Lili, his devoted wife, have lived happily together in Buenos Aires for many years. Without warning, they find their comfortable life threatened when Fernando is forced into early retirement as a result of Argentina's economic crisis. Facing an uncertain future, the couple relocates to the countryside where they bravely set out on a new chapter of their lives.
Lucía y el sexo Sex and Lucia ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 309 libraries worldwide
After the loss of her long-time boyfriend, Lucía seeks refuge on a quiet Mediterranean island where she meets a new man and begins to discover the dark secrets of her past relationship.
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